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How long should I wait to get the third gardasil injection?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: HPV

The third Gardasil shot should be done 6 months after the first shot.

In brief: HPV

The third Gardasil shot should be done 6 months after the first shot.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 4 months after 2nd

Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of hpv virus.
It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities often begin. The second shot is 2 months after the first, and the third shot is 4 months after the second.

In brief: 4 months after 2nd

Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of hpv virus.
It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities often begin. The second shot is 2 months after the first, and the third shot is 4 months after the second.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Kwok
2015 update: The original Gardasil protects against 4 HPV strains. A new Gardasil that adds protection against 5 more cancer-causing strains of HPV, to protect against a total of 9 HPV strains, will be available this year. This new version of the vaccine is called Gardasil 9.
Dr. Robert Kwok
2015 update: The original Gardasil protects against 4 HPV strains. A new Gardasil that adds protection against 5 more cancer-causing strains of HPV, to protect against a total of 9 HPV strains, will be available this year. This new version of the vaccine is called Gardasil 9.
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