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.
09.08.2006; Christina Kaliher, Independent Florida Alligator
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.