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HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE (TYPES 16,18) - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Cervarix
USES: This medication is a vaccine used to prevent cancer of the cervix. It is also used to prevent abnormal tissue growth in the cervix that can lead to cancer. These conditions are commonly caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines work by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the virus.
This medication does not protect against all types of HPV, only the types in the vaccine. It is used to prevent the diseases and will not treat active cervical cancer or other diseases caused by the types of HPV in the vaccine.
HOW TO USE: Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult your health care provider.
This vaccine is given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm by a health care professional.
This vaccine is given as 3 separate doses. The second dose should be given 1 month after the first dose, and the third dose should be given 6 months after the first dose. Follow the vaccination schedule closely for the vaccine to be most effective. To help you remember, mark your calendar to keep track of when to receive your next dose.
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