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Prevention/Epidemiology

University of Florida Infirmary Offers STD Shot

September 15, 2006

Starting this semester, the University of Florida's Women's Clinic is offering Gardasil, the vaccine that protects against the four types of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts. Gardasil is administered in three doses by clinic staff for a total cost of $450. So far, the university has given about 10 shots, said Phylis Craig, a nurse-practitioner for the clinic.

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Adapted from:
University Wire
09.08.2006; Christina Kaliher, Independent Florida Alligator


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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