FDA Licensure of Bivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV2, Cervarix) for Use in Females and Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source:MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2010; 59(20):626-9.
Human Papillomavirus 16
Human Papillomavirus 18
Randomized Controlled Trials As Topic
United States Food And Drug Administration
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Description:On October 16, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2; Cervarix, GlaxoSmithKline) for use in females aged 10 through 25 years. Cervarix is the second human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensed for use in females in the United States. Quadrivalent HPV vaccine (HPV4; Gardasil, Merck & Co, Inc.) was licensed in 2006 for use in females aged 9 through 26 years, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine HPV4 vaccination of females aged 11 or 12 years, and catch-up vaccination for females aged 13 through 26 years (1). This report provides updated recommendations for routine and catch-up vaccination of females with either HPV2 or HPV4.
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