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Is there a vaccination for cervical cancer prevention?

Q: I came to know that there are some vaccinations available to prevent cervical cancer. Recently, I read a leaflet from Glaxo Smith Kline. Please share the details.

A:Yes, there is a HPV vaccine called Gardasil available for prevention of cervical cancer in India now, from Merck Sharp & Dohme. It is recommended for girls/women from the age of 9 years to 26 years. Details can be obtained from the internet.

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