HPV stands for human papillomaviruses, there are more than 100 types of HPV, some of which are called "high risk" because they're linked to the development of cancers, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital cancers, mouth, throat cancer and cancers of the head and neck. Other types can cause conditions like warts or verrucas.

HPV vaccine helps protect against cancers and genital warts caused by HPV.

Gardasil 4, technically known as recombinant human papillomavirus vaccine (types 6, 11, 16, 18), is a vaccine for use in the prevention of certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). High-risk human papilloma virus (hr-HPV) genital infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection among women. The HPV strains that Gardasil protects against are sexually transmitted, specifically HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. HPV types 16 and 18 cause an estimated 70% of cervical cancers, and are responsible for most HPV-induced anal, vulvar, vaginal, and penile cancer cases. HPV types 6 and 11 cause an estimated 90% of genital warts cases. Though Gardasil does not treat existing infection, vaccination is still recommended for HPV-positive individuals, as it may protect against one or more different strains of the disease.


Vaccination was recommended before adolescence and the beginning of potential sexual activity.


The standard vaccination include 3 injections into the upper arm, given on month0, month2 and month 6. Gardasil shots can be 2 with in month0 and 6 if under 15yrs.

HPV vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer, it's important that all girls who receive the HPV vaccine also have regular cervical screening once they reach the age of 25.


For more information about the above vaccine, please contact: 3911726.



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