Gardasil, the new HPV vaccine, is now available at the Health Center. The HPV vaccine protects against 4 major types of HPV. These include 2 types that cause about 70% of cervical cancer and 2 types that cause about 90% of genital warts. The vaccine is recommended for females 13 to 26 years of age.
The vaccine is given in a series of three shots. The second shot is given two months after the 1st dose, and the third shot is given six months after the 1st dose. No appointment is needed during regular immunization clinic hours.
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