Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine

Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., Janessa M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
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  • Historically, three types of recombinant, subunit particle vaccines have been used, only 9-valent available in U.S. (2017):
    • 9-valent (types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58)
    • Quadrivalent (types 6, 11, 16, 18)
    • Bivalent (types 16, 18)
  • Vaccines contain virus-like particles (VLP) that do not contain genetic material, so they are non-infectious.

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Last updated: October 28, 2017