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Gardasil 9 vaccination – the Anti Cancer needle!

Dr Dimitri Andropov – TMA member in Darwin  

This year the Australian Government has announced a new and improved version of the ‘cervical cancer vaccine’.  Gardasil 9 vaccine will be available free to all 12 and 13-year-old students.  But what is this anti-cancer vaccine and how does it work?

 

The first thing to know about the Gardisil vaccine is that it’s not new.  The earlier versions of the Gardasil vaccine were first introduced to students in Australia in 2007 to help protect against some types of the Human Papilloma Virus, commonly known by the three letters: HPV

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