What Is Gardasil Vaccine (HPV), And How Does It Work?

Gardasil is a vaccine human papillomavirus (HPV). Gardasil is a sterile preparation for intramuscular injection and containing purified inactive proteins from HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18.

The proteins in Gardasil are structural, virus-like protein (VLP) resembling the HPV virus. Proteins can activate the immune system but can not lead to viral replication. You can get more about Gardasil vaccine via https://embrywomenshealth.com/hpv/.

Viral proteins used in Gardasil are produced in yeast cells (S. cerevisiae) using recombinant technology. Once released from yeast cells, the purified VLP, combined with a catalyst (amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate) and purification buffer.

Human papillomavirus causes cervical cancer, adenocarcinoma of the cervix, vaginal cancer, genital warts, and anal cancer. Gardasil works by stimulating the immune system to attack HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18.

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After Gardasil is given, the immune system recognizes the virus proteins in Gardasil as foreign and develop antibodies against them, so as to provide immunity from future infections.

What is the use for Gardasil Vaccine (HPV)?

Gardasil is a vaccine used in girls and women 9 to 26 years for the prevention of the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV):

  • Cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer
  • genital warts (condyloma acuminata)

And the following precancerous or dysplastic lesions:

  • Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
  • cervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)
  • vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN)
  • Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (in vain)
  • Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN)

What are the side effects of Gardasil Vaccine (HPV)?

  • fever
  • nausea
  • gag
  • fainting
  • dizzy
  • mild or moderate pain,
  • swelling,
  • itchy, and
  • redness at the injection site.

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