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Exactly Hpv Vaccine
Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
I Recommend: Most physicians recommend this vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a review of the adverse events following immunization for Gardasil between 2006 and 2008 and found advere effects similar to those observed for other vaccines. Despite recent concerns about safety, most experts continue to believe that the benefits outweigh risk. My daughters will get it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Powers that be: The decades it took to develop and bring the hpv vaccines to fda approval and distribution make it one of the costliest vaccines i give.The initial approval target that garnered the most research and support was use for females prior to hpv exposure. After approval, acceptance by the insurance companies that decide what they will cover took time. Docs would have everyone get it, payors not so much. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No. : If you are already infected with the human papilloma virus, getting the vaccine cannot cure the infection. It may prevent other strains of infection, however. This is why it is so important for kids to get vaccinated well before there is any chance of them getting hpv infection . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The vaccine prevents the 4 most common strains of the virus. There are more than 130 different strains. The ones in the vaccine prevent strains #16 and #18 (combined account for 70% cervical cancer) and strains #6 and #11 (combined account for 90% of genital warts). It is possible that the vaccine did not work but more likely you were infected with one of the strains not in the vaccine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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