In 2006 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Gardasil vaccine in women. Gardasil can prevent the transmission of HPV, and is the first vaccine ever produced which can actually prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and young women from ages 9 to 26. In this age group, it is most effective when given prior to first sexual activity. It is considered a routine adolescent vaccination.
The Gardasil® vaccine is now available at our facility.