*CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE AVAILABLE
Gardasil is a vaccine by Merck & Co., Inc. which has been approved by the FDA to prevent cervical cancer in females between the ages of 9 and 26 years of age.
What Gardasil Is Used For:
Gardasil is a vaccine against the HPV or Human Papillomavirus. The Gardasil vaccine protects recipients against 4 types of HPV, including the two types that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts.
IT IS A SERIES OF 3 SHOTS OVER 6 MONTHS AND AVAILABLE NOW in our office. The injections are approximately $200 each. Please call for information concerning scheduling.
What Every Woman Should Know About HPV
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is so common that 80 percent of sexually active people may be infected with the virus at some point. For most, HPV produces no symptoms and clears up on its own. But for some women, HPV can lead to genital warts or cervical cancer. Get all the facts about preventing HPV, plus what to consider if your doctor finds cell changes that may be caused by HPV.
Prevention: The HPV Vaccine
Since 2006, girls and young women have been able to get a vaccine that protects them from HPV. Although the vaccine has sparked some controversy, multiple studies have proved its safety and effectiveness. Find out more about the vaccine and how to decide if it’s right for you or your daughter.
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