Pitt County Health Department Offers Gardasil Vaccine

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The Pitt County Health Department has Gardasil vaccine available. The Health Department is offering the Gardasil vaccine to girls ages 9-18 years free of charge if they meet State eligibility criteria, as well as to girls and young women ages 9-26 for a fee of $150 per shot.

For full protection, three shots given over a 6 month period are required to complete the series. Ideally, the vaccine should be administered before sexual activity; however young women who are sexually active and under age 26 should still be vaccinated.

Even persons who have been diagnosed with HPV should still be vaccinated.

Gardasil is a vaccine that was developed to prevent cervical cancer, precancerous genital lesions and genital warts caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus).


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