Vaccines against cervical cancer – Cervarix and Gardasil

Do I need to get vaccinated?

The vaccines are approved for use in females aged 9 to 26 years old.

Female above 26 years old can still benefit from the vaccine. Please book an appointment to speak to our doctor.

When should I get vaccinated?

The vaccines are most effective if given before first sexual exposure.

Girls and women who are sexually active may still benefit from the vaccine. Please speak to your doctor to determine if you require the vaccine.

What is the difference between these two vaccines?

  Gardasil Cervarix
Protect against the following HPV sub-types 6, 11, 16, 18 16, 18
Vaccination schedule 2 dose schedule

Interval at 0 and 6 months for females from age 9 to13 years inclusive

3 dose schedule  

Interval at 0, 2 and 6 months for females from age 14 to 26 years inclusive

2 dose schedule

Interval at 0 and 6 months for females from age 9 to 13 years inclusive

3 dose schedule  

Interval at 0, 1 and 6 months for females from age 14 to 25 years inclusive

Approved indications Prevention of cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and genital warts Prevention of cervical cancer
Approved age for use Girls and women aged 9 to 26 years, or as advised by your doctor. Girls and women aged 9 to 25 years, or as advised by your doctor.

 

Eligible patient can use Medisave to pay for the vaccine. Please check with us for your eligibility.

 

Reference:
https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/312/HPV_immunisation_FAQ 

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