Provides HPV Vaccine at Urgent Care & Walk in Clinic in Greenville, SC
Keeping up to date on your vaccines can be a tiresome process, but it is an important one. While it can be tough to keep track of the different vaccines you or your child needs and when to get them, it does pay off in the long run to take care of this when you see a doctor. At AFC Urgent Care in Greenville, SC, we offer convenient and fast vaccinations, so that you can worry less and stay healthy!
Here are some common questions we receive about the HPV vaccine:
What is HPV?
HPV is a virus, and has a variety of strains and symptoms. Some HPV strains can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer (most commonly cervical cancer). While there are a large number of HPV types that cause warts on the genitals, there are vaccines to prevent the most common ones.
Who should get the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine is highly recommended for preteens (boys and girls) so that it develops an immune response by the time they start having sex. The vaccine should also be given to men having sex with men, as they are more susceptible to anal cancer.
How is HPV spread?
HPV is spread intimately through skin contact, such as having sex with someone who has HPV. HPV can be contracted even if the other person shows no symptoms.
HPV can be a scary virus to get, so it is important to stay on top of your health and your children’s health and get vaccinated early on. If you require any other vaccinations as well, AFC Urgent Care Greenville offers convenient walk-in services and our physicians can help you quickly and efficiently. We look forward to helping you stay on top of your health!