The new Gardasil vaccine to be better than ever
The FDA says a new vaccine has the potential to prevent more than 90 percent of cervical cancers. Gardasil 9 targets nine strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer as well as other types of cancer. It’s approved for use in females ages 9 through 26 and males ages 9 through 15.
Meredith Loveless, M.D., a pediatric and adolescent gynecological specialist with Norton Healthcare, explains why getting this vaccine is so important.