• HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Are Pap smears still necessary for women who receive HPV vaccine?

Yes. Vaccinated women still need to see their healthcare provider for periodic cervical cancer screening. The vaccine does not provide protection against all types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, so even vaccinated women will still be at a small risk for some cancers from HPV.

Last reviewed: March 2, 2024

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