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    What is the benefit of the HPV vaccine?

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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    The Gardasil HPV vaccine protects women against the two most high risk strains of Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV) type 16 and 18, which have been responsible for the majority of high grade cervical changes and cervical cancers. This vaccine also protects against the two strains which are most commonly responsible for causing genital warts, type 6 and 11. This protection is only effective if a woman has not already been exposed to those particular strains of HPV. For this reason it is useful vaccinating girls before they are likely to have been exposed to these common, sexually transmitted viruses. 

    Kirsty

    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
     
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
     
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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