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9 Human papillomavirus (HPV)

9.6 Contraindications and precautions

9.6.1 Contraindications

The general contraindications that apply to all immunisations are also relevant to HPV vaccine (see section 1.4). HPV vaccines contain HPV proteins produced by genetically engineered yeast cells. They should not, therefore, be given to people with a history of an immediate hypersensitivity to yeast.

9.6.2 PrecautionsTop

Pregnancy is a precaution – see section 9.5.3.