At Davidsons, we offer two different vaccines – Gardasil and Gardasil® 9. Both protect against the main strains of HPV: 6, 11, 16 and 18. HPV types 16 and 18 account for 80% of cervical cancers, and are also associated with cancer of the anus, penis, throat, mouth, vagina and vulva. HPV types 6 and 11 cause around 90% of genital warts. Gardasil 9 protects against 5 other strains, providing maximum coverage.
HPV vaccination does not protect against other infections spread during sex, such as chlamydia, and it will not stop women from getting pregnant, so it’s still very important to practise safe sex.