by Internet Medical Society
The vaccine contains HPV Virons – ( Virus like HPV Particles ) . Like other vaccines they evoke a antibody reaction in the body preventing infection from setting in if the individual is exposed to the virus. Since HPV types 16 and 18 cause the maximum number of cases of cervical cancer a vaccine containing the most important oncogenic types (HPV 16 and 18) could prevent up to 70% – 80% of Cervical Cancers.
Two Types of Cervical Cancer
Quadrivalent ( Gardasil )- 4 Different Components ( HPV 16,18,6,11)
Bivalent ( Cervarix) – 2 components ( HPV 16 ,18)
Both available vaccines are 95- 100% effective.
Dosage – Intramuscular injection of 3 doses/0.5mL each