HPV Vaccination


What is the HPV vaccine?

GARDASIL9 is a vaccine that helps protect young women and young men against nine of the most common strains of the HPV (human papillomavirus) and is available to women and men ages 9 - 45. In women, this vaccine helps protect against the most common types of HPV (16, 18) that cause more than 75% of all cervical cancers and 2 types of HPV (6, 11) that cause approximately 90% of genital warts. GARDASIL9 also helps prevent both vaginal and vulvar cancers.

At Kamm McKenzie OBGYN we offer HPV vaccination for women ages 11-45 with the GARDASIL9 vaccine.

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

HPV vaccination is recommended by both the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics for all adolescents ages 11-12 as part of the routine immunization schedule, and for young women and men ages 13-45 who have not been previously vaccinated.

This vaccination series consists of 3 injections which are completed over 6 months at a 0, 2 and 6 month schedule. Even if a patient has had a history of abnormal pap smear, she is an excellent candidate for HPV vaccination because it is very unlikely that she has been exposed to all nione strains of HPV that are covered by the GARDASIL9 vaccine.

Is the HPV vaccine covered by insurance?

GARDASIL9 is covered by most health insurance plans, but may have an associated co-pay, co-insurance or deductible. We confirm every patient’s health insurance coverage for GARDASIL9 prior to vaccine administration. If you have not started, or completed, the GARDASIL9 vaccination series, you may call our office to schedule a consultation or discuss GARDASIL9 at your next annual exam.


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Computer Drive Office
3805 Computer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

Durant Medical Center
10880 Durant Road, Suite 224
Raleigh, NC 27614

Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00
Thursday 8:30 to 5:00
Friday 8:00 to 4:00

Phone: 919-781-6200
Fax: 919-783-1819

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