HPV 9 Vaccine Provides Wider Protection
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes genital warts and is common in both men and women. Some HPV types cause cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers. The majority of abnormal pap tests in women are caused by HPV.
– 75% of people will have at least one HPV infection during their lifetime.
– 67% of people who have sexual contact with someone who has genital warts will also get them, usually within 3 months.
– People who have HPV may not show any signs or symptoms.
– Even if someone is already sexually active, they may still be at risk for some of the HPV types they haven’t been exposed to so it is not too late to help protect against HPV.
– HPV has also been linked to some head and neck cancers.
Gardasil-9 protects against the following strains of HPV: 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58
This vaccine provides the following protection for various lesions:
HPV-9 types – 6,11,16,18,31,33,45,52,58
Cervical cancer cases 90%
High-grade cervical lesions 75-85%
Low-grade cervical lesions 50-60%
HPV-related vulvar cancer cases 85-90%
HPV-related vaginal cancer cases 80-85%
HPV-related anal cancers 90-95%
Genital wart cases 90%
WHAT TO DO:
In 20 years there will be a drop in cancer cases. You want to be part of that statistic.
The vaccine is given as 3 doses at 0, 2 months, and 6 months ($185 per dose).
Boys and girls 15 years and younger get 2 doses 6 months apart.
The younger you get this vaccine, the better it works and the less likely you will have been exposed to any of the viruses.
The vaccine has been approved for use in women 45 years and younger, and men 27 years and younger; but is safe and effective in older age groups.
Contact us at 604-736-9244 (before 5pm daily) if you are interested or have questions about the HPV vaccine(s).
If you are travelling, call us to book your appointment. We are fully staffed to get your assessment, prescriptions, and vaccinations covered all in one visit.