Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) can prevent pneumococcal disease.
Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria.
PCV13 protects against 13 types of bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease.
What is HPV and how effective are HPV vaccines?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is accounted for the infection of sexually transmitted diseases, including genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV vaccine could prevent cervical cancer as well as other HPV-related cancers or diseases. By covering five additional HPV genotypes, i.e. HPV-31, 33, 45, 52, 58, the 9-valent vaccine could prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer.
Would there be any side effects for HPV vaccination?
The HPV vaccines is generally safe. Similar to other vaccinations, some common side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea and fatigue, soreness, redness or swelling at the injection site.