I'd like to hear your perspectives about pretty controversial topic that has yet to be studied extensively.
With the emergence of the GARDASIL-9 vaccine, a lot of patients who have previously received GARDASIL ask about whether or not they should get the GARDASIL-9 vaccine as well.
The CDC claims that this should not be the case but I can't find the studies that they have based this statement on. Regardless, I feel like there can be lots of benefits if it is done, particularly if a patient isn't sexually active yet or has multiple sexual partners, (i.e. is not monogamous) or is immunocompromised.
I feel like there isn't information out there for those who are interested in getting extra coverage with GARDASIL-9, particularly in regards to how many extra doses should be given (should there be 2 or 3 doses?). Obviously minimizing costs is a plus if a patient is paying out of pocket, particularly if they've already had 4/9 strains covered via 3 immunizations previously.
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