HPV vaccine now expands age group

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WAUSAU ( WAOW) — A vaccine that is traditionally given to teens is now available for older people.

The HPV vaccine known as Gardasil prevents the Human papillomavirus.

HPV is sexually transmitted and in cases can lead to cervical cancer.

The vaccine is now extended to men and women up to the age of 45.

“It’s a very common infection and the first though was it wasn’t going to be worth while to give it to older people but we found out that older people can still benefit as far as the cancer prevention aspects of it so that’s why they increased the age,” said Jason Chan a pediatrics doctor in Wausau.

Chan said he recommends the Gardasil 9 vaccine to many of his patients.

The vaccine protects against nine strains including those that are most likely to cause cancers.

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