HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low

Updated: 11/08/2013 7:40 am

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Victoria (KAVU) Don't wait until it's too late to get vaccinated for the HPV virus; that's the message Dr. Regueiria is trying to get across.


“Initial symptoms there are none it’s transmitted by sexual conduct problems begin later when you begin to see genital warts appearing in your male and female area,” Dr. Regueira said.


Dr. Regueira says that parents aren't vaccinating their children for many reasons, one of them being their religious beliefs and another because they think they are approving for them to have sexual intercourse.


As a pediatrician Dr. Regueria said his goal is to prevent and that being exposed to sexual activities is going to occur one way or another.


“Another reason might be because they haven't read enough about the facts of the vaccine about the effective it is about how helpful it is,” Dr. Regueira said.


Studies have proven that the HPV vaccine can protect you from the virus by up to 90% and Dr. Regueria said that it is the first vaccine that will prevent cancer of the genital area of both females and males.


“You can never get rid of the virus once you acquire it. Unfortunately, it's for life if you have the vaccine you can prevent from getting it;  it makes a world of a difference,” said Dr. Regueira.

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