Soundbites: FDA OKs HPV vaccine to age 45
The FDA approved making Gardasil 9, the vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus, available to women and men up to age 45. The vaccine had initially been rolled out to individuals ages 9 to 26. Matthew Jaffy, associate medical director of the UW Neighborhood Clinics, discusses the studies supporting the change and what the vaccine protects against. See related blog item.