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The HPV vaccine is very safe. If any side effects are reported, they are usually common ones that may happen shortly after any injection.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for making sure that vaccines are safe, which includes collecting and reporting on information from healthcare professionals and people who have had the vaccine.
More than 1 in 10 people who have the HPV vaccine have:
More than 1 in 100, but less than 1 in 10, people who have the HPV vaccine have:
About 1 in 10,000 people who have the HPV vaccine have:
Fewer than 1 in 10,000 people who have the HPV vaccine have:
After the HPV vaccine, some people may:
Some people have reported other side effects, but because these don’t come from controlled clinical studies, we can’t say how often they happen or to how many people.
Most symptoms are the type reported shortly after any vaccination (jab or jag). But if you feel very ill, it is important to speak with a doctor straight away.