‘Access is always an issue for vaccines,’says Gilsdorf.The HPV vaccine requires three doses and the list price for each dose is $ 120. Some insurance companies for the vaccine and Vaccines for Children pay, a federal program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to pay for the HPV vaccine for children aged 18 years and under that Medicaid eligible, uninsured Americans American Indian or Alaska Native.. About 80 % of women will be infected by HPV by the age of 50, end after the Cervical Cancer Partnership.Despite this significant advance for women’s health, some questions remain about the vaccine.
There are many different types of HPV, But only a select few can cause cervical cancer, said Gilsdorf. The HPV vaccine can help protect against disease are currently available, which are caused by HPV types 6 16 and 18. 16 and 18. HPV types 16 and 18 cause 70 % of cervical cancers and HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90 % of genital warts. Continue reading