International Health Care Clinic

International Health Care Clinic



HPV Vaccine


A group of the University of Texas reported in OBSET GYNECOL (201, 130, 693-701).  The group said HPV vaccination was started in the United States in 2006, and the number of the young women were non-inoculation of HPV vaccine were decreased and showed as the group effects.  In this research, for age group from 18 to 59 years old who have HPV vaccine between 2009 and 2010 and 2013 and 2014, 3.9% of female from age 18 to 26 in 2009-2010 have cervix cancer, and it decreased to 2.0% in 2013-2014.  But the remarkable did not see in study in the group of female age 26 and older.

Then how about in Japan?  The government issued Preventive Vaccination Law in April 2013, and HPV vaccine became periodical inoculation, but it was stopped in June, 2013

According to the statistic of national cancer research center, the number of cervical cancer patients who are between age 20and 44 in 2012 are decreased compare to 2013.  

By the way, from the statistics of a national cancer research center intending for all age, the prevalence of the uterine cervix cancer of 2013 announces that 16.1 of every 100,000 people are contracted a disease.

The reasons why active encouragement of the HPV vaccine in June, 2013 was below;

1.       The pain was occurred in large parts of body

2.       Arthralgia and joint pain

3.       Intense fatigue continues more than 6 weeks

4.       Symptoms of Mind and body and mental manifestation (defects of memory, sudden sleepiness, sufferings from breathing, loss of strength, environmental hypersensitivity)

5.       The abnormality of brain imaging

On August 28, 2017, a Japanese obstetrics gynecology society anounces "the statement for the early reopening of the active encouragement of the HPV vaccine (vaccine preventive cervix of uterus) inoculation" and reports that the dramatic decrease of the HPV infection rate and dominant decrease of the precancerous change were seen in the countries such as U.K., Australia which took in HPV vaccination as a program of the countries.  WHO (the World Health Organization) also announced the opinion that the HPV vaccine is extremely safe in HPV vaccine Safety Update of the re-examination in July, 2017.

As I said before, prevalence of the uterine cervix cancer decreases, and 70 % of patients who have adverse reaction of HPV vaccine were cured within a week according to the statistics of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.  On the other hand, it is the fact that some of patients who have adverse reaction have fought against government and medical manufacturer.  If you think to take HPV vaccine, we strongly recommend that you talk with doctor about vaccine and understand both benefit and risk of vaccination.  If you need information about the HPV vaccine, please check web site that addresses are below of this page.