Yes. The Human-Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines are safe and effective at protecting against cervical cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death in women in the Americas.
Since the vaccine came on the market in 2006, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GAVCS) has reviewed the scientific evidence on the safety of HPV vaccines. To date, no safety issues have been found. The GAVCS considers HPV vaccines safe, and found the events related to them to be mild or moderate and resolved on their own.
It is also important to remember that all women between 30 and 49 years of age should be screened for cervical cancer at least once.