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HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The HPV vaccines protect against infection from certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cancers of the anus, cervix, mouth, and throat, penis, vagina, and vulva as well as genital warts. There are 2 HPV vaccines available in Canada: Cevarix (HPV2) and Gardasil (HPV9).
Both vaccines protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 70% of cases of cervical cancer and 8-% of cases of anal cancer. The HPV9 vaccine protects against 5 additional types of HPV that cause 15 - 20% of cervical cancer and 11% of anal cancers in women and 4% in men. The HPV9 vaccine also protects agains 2 types of HPV that cause about 90% of cases of genital warts.
For more information on how to get immunized visit ImmunizeBC www.immunizabc.ca