Finally I was able to get my 1st shot of Cervical Cancer Vaccine yesterday. I was relieved when my co-worker referred me to go to MegaClinic in SM Megamall. MegaClinic offers installment on Cervical Cancer Vaccine. They have this program called Pave Program wherein they are partnered with BPI Globe BanKO Inc. BPI BanKO provides loan for the person who will avail the vaccine for 9, 000 pesos.
Below are some common inquiries about getting yourself or your daughter vaccinated for cervical cancer:
What if I miss my second or third dose?
There is no need to restart the vaccine series due to missed doses. If you miss the second dose, you may get the shot as soon as you remember; you would then get your third dose after 12 weeks. If you miss the third dose, you may get the shot as soon as possible.
It is important to get all three doses to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Do we have to be screened prior to vaccination?
There is no recommended screening method for HPV prior to vaccination at the moment.
Should I still continue regular screening and testing even after I have been vaccinated?
Yes. Cervical cancer screening should still continue for women, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.
For more information on cervical cancer, visit the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) website at www.cecaphil.org.