Gardasil Vaccine is a vaccine used to prevent cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers associate with human papillomavirus (HPV) in women. It also helps protect against anal cancer and genital warts in both men and women. However, it is not used to treat these conditions which are caused HPV.
Gardasil Vaccine is administered by injection to people aged between 9 and 26 years. The injection will be given in two or three doses several months apart. It is given by your doctor or nurse, who will make sure you get the right amount. If you do not have all the doses you need, you will not be fully protected against HPV so make sure you turn up for all your injections.
Before having this vaccine, tell your doctor if you have ever fainted with a previous injection or if you have a weak immune system. Ask your doctor if it is safe to have the vaccine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This vaccine is not an alternative to routine cervical screening. You should still turn up for all scheduled appointments.
BENEFITS OF GARDASIL INJECTION
In Prevention of HPV-associated cancers
In Prevention of Genital warts (Skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area)
HPV is also the main cause of genital warts. This vaccine is intended to prevent and not treat it. The vaccine works by increasing your body’s immunity against the human papillomavirus. This vaccine given by a doctor or nurse. You must make sure you receive all doses in order to be protected.
HPV vaccines are considered very safe and the benefits far outweigh the potential health risk. This vaccine has been studied in many thousands of people and shown to be highly effective in reducing HPV infections.
HOW TO USE GARDASIL INJECTION
HOW GARDASIL INJECTION WORKS