Three Reasons to Get the Gardasil Vaccine
- Gardasil protects against genital warts caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Gardasil has been proven in preventing four forms of HPV (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18). In fact, The FDA recently found that Gardasil is 90% effective in preventing genital warts that appear in both men and women.
- Gardasil can help prevent cervical cancer. If you had the chance to prevent cancer with a simple three-part vaccination, would you? Gardasil was found to be effective in preventing cervical lesions in 98% of its cases. These cervical lesions, if left untreated, can often turn into cervical cancer.
- Time is running out. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have recommended Gardasil for women up until the age of 25. After age 25, Gardasil is not guaranteed to be effective. There is no cure for the HPV virus so preventative care, such as Gardasil, will be effective.
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This vaccine has been licensed by the FDA and approved by CDC as safe and effective. Studies have found no serious side effects. The most common side effect is soreness in the arm around the area where the shot is given.
To get the Gardasil vaccine, visit Health Services in Room 2126 in the Campus Center, or call (650) 949-7243.