A 33-year-old member asked:
which hpv vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains.
Answered on Sep 1, 2020
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