What is Cervarix?

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Cervarix is a prescription vaccine given to girls and women between the ages of 10 to 25 years to protect them from contracting two types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cancers of the cervix, vulva, and vagina. Cervarix introduces low levels of HPV into the body. Cervarix works by causing the body’s own defenses to make antibodies against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18.

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