Why does GARDASIL®9 help protect against only 90% of cervical cancers? Off

February 15th, 2018 by gardasil9

Here’s why: Cervical cancer can be caused by many types of HPV.

GARDASIL®9, which contains proteins from 9 HPV types, helps prevent infection by HPV types causing approximately 90% of cervical cancer cases. The vaccine also helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause over 90% of genital warts in men and women – HPV types 6 and 11. In boys, men, girls and women ages 9 to 45, GARDASIL®9 also helps protect against anal cancer caused by HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, and abnormal and precancerous cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal lesions caused by all 9 HPV types in the vaccine.

For more information about GARDASIL®9, talk to your healthcare professional.

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