Who can take Cervarix?

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Cervarix is an FDA-approved vaccine for girls and women ages 10 to 25. This medication is a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually-transmitted virus that is a leading cause of cervical cancer. Many types of HPV exist, and Cervarix is effective against only two of them: HPV types 16 and 18. These two types are the ones most commonly associated with cancer. Cervarix can prevent cancer only in people who have not been exposed to these HPV types, and it cannot guard against other types of HPV. Cervarix is not effective in people who have already been exposed to HPV types 16 or 18.

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