HPV is so common that nearly everyone will get it at some point. The HPV vaccine helps protect against HPV and the cancers it causes. Oropharyngeal cancers — cancers of the throat, tongue, and tonsils — are the most common HPV cancer. Three of the HPV vaccines available in Canada Gardasil®, Gardasil 9® and Cervarix™ protect against genital warts and HPV related cancers. All three HPV vaccines can prevent HPV infection if the vaccine is given before exposure to the type of virus present in the vaccine. If you are infected with one type of HPV you can still benefit from the HPV vaccine as it can protect you against other strains of the virus.
Let’s #endHPVCancers. Learn more here.