What does Gardasil protect me against?


Gardasil is a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 types of HPV. Types 6 and 11, also called 'low risk' HPV types that are responsible for 90% of genital warts, and it protects against types 16 and 18, also called 'high risk' HPV types, which are responsible for precancers and cancers of the cervix. 70% of cervical cancers are caused by types 16 and 18.

GARDASIL is a registered trademark of Merck & Co., Inc.

Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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