Prevention
Cervical Cancer

There is a vaccine that prevents females from infection with HPV, 2 types of vaccines are available in the market and both are approved by UAE Ministry of Health and the Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

The two vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) are available to protect females against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers. One of these vaccines (Gardasil) also protects against most genital warts. The Health Authority Abu Dhabi has approved the HPV vaccine for girls and young women, 15 to 26 years of age, for the prevention of cervical cancer and its precursors. Studies have shown that immunogenicity of the vaccines is higher when administered at a younger age, therefore each girl is encouraged to take the vaccine as early as possible during the adolescence age and some years before marriage.  Also it is recommended to get the same vaccine brand for all three doses, whenever possible.

 The HPV vaccine has been shown to be safe in large clinical trials. Minor side effects such as redness, pain, swelling at the injection site and mild fever might occur. HPV vaccine will not treat or cure the type of HPV a woman already has, but it will protect her against the other types of HPV.
Women should continue to have regular Pap tests after vaccination. HPV vaccine does not protect against all HPV types that cause cervical cancer.

How many shots do you need?
The vaccine is given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm. The vaccine is given once per lifetime, in 3 doses over 6 month’s period. In case of interruption of vaccination, please refer back to your healthcare provider to resume vaccination and complete the three doses. In case you have completed the 3 doses of the vaccine at School (15- 17years), it is not recommended to repeat vaccination at a later age
The schedule of the three shots is as follow:
Dose 1: Given on any date
Dose 2: One- two months after dose 1
Dose 3: Six months after dose 1

The following healthcare facilities offer the HPV vaccine

Region

Facility Name

Contact number

Abu Dhabi

Al Rahba Hospital

80050

Al Mafraq Hospital

80050

Al Maqta Health Center

80050

Khalifa A Health Center

80050

Bani Yas Health Center

80050

Bateen Health Center

80050

Rowdah Health Center

80050

Mushref Health Center

80050

Police Medical Services- Abu Dhabi

025088000

Zayed Military Hospital

02 4448718

Eastern Region

Neima/ Al Jahili Health Center

80050

Muwaiji Health Center

80050

Mezyad Health Center

80050

Oud Al Touba FMC

80050

Maqam Health care Center

80050

Police Medical Services -Al Ain

 

037155217

Western Region

Al Dhafra Family Medicine Center

80050

Madiant Zayed Hospital

80050

Ghiathy Hospital

80050

Marfa Hospital

80050

Al Sila Hospital

 

80050

Delma Hospitalا

80050

Liwa Hospital

 

80050