Dr. Mike Evans discusses the HPV vaccine with Dr. Gina Ogilvie.
Dr. Mike Evans explains the facts behind the HPV vaccine in this very informative and fun video!
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Two HPV vaccines are licensed for use in Canada: GARDASIL® and CERVARIX®.
The HPV vaccine, GARDASIL®, protects against 2 types of human papillomaviruses that cause most cervical cancers and a number of less common cancers such as cancers of the anus, penis, vagina and vulva. It also protects against 2 types of HPV that cause genital warts. In those who have never been infected with HPV, the GARDASIL® vaccine prevents 7 out of 10 cases of cancer of the cervix and 9 out of 10 cases of genital warts.
The HPV vaccine, CERVARIX®, protects against 2 types of human papillomaviruses that cause most cervical cancers. CERVARIX® does not protect against HPV types that cause genital warts.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the HPV vaccine, see our HPV vaccine FAQ.
The HPV vaccine, GARDASIL®, is approved for the following people:
The HPV vaccine, CERVARIX®, is approved for the following people:
To find out if you are eligible for a free HPV vaccine, click here.
Those who are not eligible for a free HPV vaccine can purchase the vaccine from travel clinics, pharmacies and some sexual health clinics. GARDASIL® costs about $500 for the three doses. CERVARIX® costs about $300 for the three doses. Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine.
For more information about the vaccine, who should get it, its benefits and safety, see the HealthLink BC file on the HPV vaccine.
It is important for women to get regular Pap tests once they become sexually active because the HPV vaccine protects against most but not all cancers of the cervix.
To learn more visit: BC Cancer Agency cervical cancer screening page
Every year in BC:
For more information about the disease, see the HealthLink BC file on HPV infection.
Find out more at dontgetcancer.ca
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