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What is the difference between the herpes zoster vaccine and gardasil?
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: HPV vs VZV - vaccine
Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well.
Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe

In brief: HPV vs VZV - vaccine
Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for cervical cancers & a host of other (rare) cancers as well.
Good to get protected against that -esp. if you're young. Shingles vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) protects against the chickenpox virus that causes zoster or 'Shingles'. No one wants to get that, although the data suggests we have a 1/3 life time risk. I believe in prevention -both vaccines r safe
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HPV vs. shingles
Gardasil prevents human papillomavirus (hpv) infection.
Hpv causes anogenital warts, dysplasia, and cancer. The herpes zoster vaccine prevents herpes zoster (shingles), a disease caused by varicella zoster virus in people who have previously had primary varicella (chickenpox).

In brief: HPV vs. shingles
Gardasil prevents human papillomavirus (hpv) infection.
Hpv causes anogenital warts, dysplasia, and cancer. The herpes zoster vaccine prevents herpes zoster (shingles), a disease caused by varicella zoster virus in people who have previously had primary varicella (chickenpox).
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