Yes. There are three reasons why women will still need regular cervical cancer screening.
- The vaccine will NOT protect against all types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, so vaccinated women will still be at risk for some cancers.
- Some women may not get all required doses of the vaccine (or they may not get them at the right times), so they may not get the vaccine’s full benefits.
- Women may not get the full benefit of the vaccine if they receive it after they’ve already acquired one of the four HPV types.