A 25-year-old female asked:
to get the gardisil shot do u just have to turn 26 or can you already be 26?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered
27 years experience General Practice
Everyone & Gardisil: I believe every sexually active adult should get gardisil. But, the problem is that most insurances will only pay for the vaccine series if you are under 26 years of age. Adults often have to pay for this vital vaccination on their own.
Answered on May 21, 2013
Dr. Bac Nguyen answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
From age 9 to 26: The currently approved vaccine Gardasil is recommended for both males/females age 9 through 26. It is a series of 3 doses and if you started first dose while 26, you should/can finish the series even after turning 27--and most insurance would cover that. It is not approved for other age groups, yet. Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Benefit vs insurers: This vaccine was derived from 20+ years of research.The initial target was girls before sexual activity and women in their early adulthood. To get it through the lengthy and costly approval process of the FDA data from a target age group was gathered.The vaccine would probably provide benefits to anyone with a mature immune system, but insurance will often only cover this costly vaccine 9-26
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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