Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gardasil Included In Subsidized CDC program

by Medindia Content Team on  November 2, 2006 at 11:21 AM Cancer News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gardasil Included In Subsidized CDC program
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decided to include Gardasil , Merck & Co.Inc's new cervical cancer vaccine in its Vaccines for Children program.
Advertisement

The program is government subsidized and covers uninsured or poor schoolchildren upto age 18 . The vaccine which was approved in June , will be given to young girls before they become sexually active.

Advertisement
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women . Gardasil prevents it by protecting against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which can trigger the disease, and it has been recommended that it be available for use between age 9-26.

The advisory panel to the CDC also recommended its inclusion in the Vaccines for Children program. The vaccine is covered by some private insurance companies and this recommendation will ensure that the vaccine will be more widely used.

Source: Medindia
MAL
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
guest Saturday, April 21, 2007

Two articles this week suggest deceptive claims on Merck's HPV vaccine: Questions on Efficacy Cloud a Cancer Vaccine: Wall Street Journal, front page, 4/18/2007 http://setup1.wsj.com/article/SB117668541991270825.html?mod=todays_us_nonsub_page_one Cancer Monthly: HPV Alone Insufficient To Cause Cancer http://www.cancermonthly.com/iNP/view.asp?ID=169

guest Tuesday, December 5, 2006

is gardasil available in africa

Related Links

More News on:

Women and Cancer Cancer and Homeopathy Cervical Cancer Cancer Facts Cancer Uterine Cancer AIDS-HIV-Cancer Health Screening for Women Pap smear and Cervical Cancer Screening Vaccination for Children 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive