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Boys 11 12 years old will be offered Gardasil as a routine

21 Should Get Gardasil HPV Vaccine

Oct. 25, 2011 Boys and men aged 11 to 21 should routinely be offered the Gardasil vaccine for HPV, the human papillomavirus, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted.

Although HPV vaccination is approved for males as well as females, it has been routinely recommended only for girls and women up to age 26. canada goose deals The ACIP decision changes that.

The panel voted 13 0, with one abstention, to make HPV vaccination with Gardasil routine for boys aged 11 12. In a second 8 5 1 vote, the panel extended routine Gardasil vaccination to boys and men through age 21.

And in a third vote, Canada Goose Coats On Sale the panel voted 13 0 1 to recommend Gardasil for 22 to Canada Goose Parka 26 year old men canada goose replica who have sex with men, or who have weakened immune systems. Boys 11 12 years old will be offered Gardasil as a routine vaccination; it can be given canada goose black friday sale as early as age 9. It will be offered as a catch up vaccination to older teens and Black Friday Canada Goose sale young men who have not completed the three shot series.

The ACIP continues to recommend either of the two HPV vaccines, Merck’s Gardasil or GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix, to women. It’s routinely recommended at age 11 12 and may be canada goose given as early as canadian goose jacket age 9, with catch up vaccinations up to age 26. Cervarix is not approved for https://www.canadagoosetomall.com men.

Gardasil’s cost listed on a commercial Internet pharmacy site at about $140 a dose made some of the ACIP panel members hesitate to recommend it for young men. But many were swayed by an argument from James Turner, MD, executive director of the American College Health Association and a professor at the University of Virginia.

Turner noted that while canada goose coats on sale most of the panel focused on the cancer prevention benefit of HPV vaccination, the vaccine offers other less tangible benefits. A strong Canada Goose Outlet recommendation, he buy canada goose jacket said, would ensure that the vaccine is covered by health insurance.

“The consequences of HPV rarely include cancer but always include anxiety, suspicion canada goose store about a partner’s fidelity, or about being ‘damaged goods’ buy canada goose jacket cheap and never able to enter into a valid relationship,” Turner told the panel. “By making a firm recommendation, we remove any ambiguity about insurance covering this vaccine.”

By the Numbers

HPV human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer cheap Canada Goose in women. It also causes genital warts, anal cancer, and oral cancer in both sexes, as well as penile cancer in men. Men who have sex with other men are most at risk of anal cancer caused by HPV and are Canada Goose Jackets the men who may most benefit from Gardasil vaccination.

If at canada goose coats least 50% of women got all three doses of HPV vaccine, heterosexual men would largely be canada goose clearance protected from the virus. But even though HPV vaccine is routinely recommended for girls, only 32% have completed the three dose series.

Vaccinating males will not be cheap. Canada Goose Online The CDC estimates that the first year cost will be:

$136 million for boys aged 11 12, assuming 11% of boys start the vaccination series and 70% of them get all three shots.

$661 million for teens aged 13 18, assuming 17% start the vaccine series and 70% finish it.

$62 million for men aged 19 21, assuming 3.2% start the series and 55% finish it.

Continuing safety Canada Goose online studies show no link between HPV vaccination and serious harms such as blood clots, neurological complications, autoimmune disease, or death.

To reinforce that point, canada goose clearance sale William Schaffner, MD, president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, asked a pointed question.

“In view of recent political discussions, are there any indications of central nervous system dysfunction or mental retardation associated with this vaccine?” asked Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University.

“There is no evidence,” said Eileen Dunne, MD, MPH, who presented the CDC’s report on Gardasil safety to the ACIP.

As with other Canada Goose sale vaccines, HPV vaccination sometimes is associated with fainting episodes. Fainting after vaccination usually happens within 15 minutes of getting a shot. It’s more common in women than in men.

HPV vaccination has rarely been linked to skin infections, such as abscesses or cellulitis, near the injection site. There have been 12 reports of severe allergic reactions to Gardasil. All of these patients recovered.

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