What To Know About The New HPV Vaccine
The FDA says the new HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9, has the potential to prevent about 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers.By Madison Burke | December 13, 2014
The new Human Papillomavirus vaccine is making waves in the medical community for its ability to protect against even more HPV strains. Here's what you should know about the vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration, which approved the new vaccine, Gardasil 9, this week, says it has the potential to prevent around 90 percent of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. The current Gardasil vaccine prevents about 70 percent.
Gardasil 9 protects against nine strains of HPV, five of which can cause cancer and two of which can cause warts.