/Will females who have been vaccinated still need cervical cancer screening?

Yes. There are three reasons why women will still need regular cervical cancer screening.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
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