Which HPV Vaccination Is Preferable?
Hello. I’m 27 years old, haven’t married and haven’t had sex. Which HPV vaccination is recommended? Is it gardasil or cervarix? What is the difference other than the type of virus being prevented? Are there really negative cases in America caused by gardasil so that gardasil was rejected in some countries? Thank you
From the information you have conveyed, the two vaccines are trade names for the HPV vaccine with different scopes.
Cervarix is given to prevent infection with HPV types 16 and 18, and is only recommended for women.
In gardasil, there are 2 types, namely gardasil to prevent HPV type 16 and type 18; and gardasil 9 is given to prevent infection with HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45,52, and 58 which in addition to preventing the risk of cancer cervix also prevents genital warts. This vaccine can be used in men as well as women.
In general, these two types of vaccines are good for preventing cervical cancer, so you can use them as indicated under the supervision of your doctor. To prevent the risk of infection and what vaccine is suitable for you, you should be able to discuss directly with your doctor or your gynecologist, the doctor will conduct an evaluation according to your clinical condition and according to the indications.
There is a concern about gardasil, due to an inappropriate production process, so that the product was recalled in 2013. However, after product withdrawal is in accordance with existing regulations, gardasil can be used according to standards and indications.
That is the information we can convey, also read the HPV vaccine.