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Cervical cancer

It has now been established that almost all cancers of the cervix are caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma virus (HPV). There are only a handful of strains of these viruses that can cause cancer. There are only two licensed new HPV vaccines. Gardasil (Sanofi Pasteur MSD) prevents infection from 4 strains that cause over 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.The Cervarix HPV Vaccine covers against two strains.

What is Gardasil and what is it used for?

Gardasil is a vaccine. Vaccination with Gardasil is intended to protect against diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18.

These diseases include cervical cancer; pre-cancerous lesions of the female genitals (cervix, vulva and vagina); and genital warts. HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for 70% of cervical cancer cases and 70% of HPV-related pre-cancerous lesions of the vulva and vagina. HPV types 6 and 11 are responsible for approximately 90% of genital wart cases.

Gardasil cannot cause the diseases it protects against.

Gardasil produces type-specific antibodies and have in clinical trials been shown to prevent these HPV 6-, 11-, 16-, and 18-related diseases in adult women 16-26 years of age. The vaccine also produces antibodies in 9- to 15- year old children and adolescents. Whether these type-specific antibodies prevent disease in adult males has not been evaluated.

The most benefit from Gardasil is expected before infection with any of the Human Papillomavirus types covered by the vaccine. However, in individuals who are already infected by one or more of the vaccine HPV types, the vaccine will protect against the remaining vaccine related HPV types.

Who should get Vaccinated

GARDASIL has been shown in clinical trials to prevent the above diseases in adult women aged 16 to 26 years. The vaccine has also been shown to produce antibodies against HPV in children and adolescents aged 9 to 15 years. Gardasil is licensed for girls and women from 9 to 26 years of age. The vaccine is safe and effective in this age group.

Why should you consider Private Vaccinations at CCR

Vaccinations on the NHS will be provided using the Cervarix HPV Vaccine. This only offers protection against the HPV types 16 & 18 whereas CCR provides vaccinations using Gardasil offering protection against types 6, 11, 16 and 18.

As well as providing the very best vaccination protection , you can of course arrange vaccinations at a time to suit you. Please contact us today to find out more information.