Island Sexual Health Society Be informed, not surprised!

Gardasil Vaccine Approved for Males!!

2010 March 09

Merck Frosst announced on February 23, 2010 that Health Canada has approved Gardasil® for boys and men 9-26 years of age for the prevention of infection caused by Human Papllomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16 and 18 and genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11. HPV is the most common STI in Canada and genital warts are common among males. 90% of genital warts are caused by HPV 6 and 11 and Gardasil vaccination will provide protection against those strains. ISHS currently offers Gardasil for $138 per injection and a complete series is 3 injections at 0-2-6 months.

For more info on Gardasil or HPV, contact our clinics at 250-592-3479 to book an appointment with a Nurse or Doctor.