Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common type of STI and it is a virus spread through sexual activity from one person to another. There are many different types of HPV and each type has many different levels of symptoms. The HPV vaccine is used to target the types of HPV which can cause different cancers, such as cervical and those found in the pelvis, or genital warts.
The TDap vaccine is a combination vaccine used to protect against bacterial diseases which can be life threatening if not treated: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tetanus a virus which causes stiffness of the muscles, trouble swallowing, spasms or seizures. is Symptoms include muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms and seizures. It can be deadly if not treated and extremely life threatening to the elderly. Diphtheria is a bacterium which covers the back of the throat causing trouble with swallowing, breathing, and or even death. Pertussis also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection which causes severe coughing and is extremely dangerous for infants.
If you have not been vaccinated or have questions about vaccines, contact us today so we can help keep you healthy.