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Revista chilena de infectología

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Abstract

ABARCA V, Katia et al. Human papillomavirus vaccine. Statement of the Consultive Committee of Immunizations on behalf of The Chilean Infectious Diseases Society: September 2008. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.6, pp.428-434. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182008000600002.

The article briefly reviews the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and associated diseases in the world and in Chile and the scientific information of the licensed HPV vaccines: Gardasil® and Cervarix®. Considering the available information, the Consultive Committee of Immunizations of the Chilean Society of Infectious Diseases, summarizes its conclusions and makes recommendations for vaccination against HPV in Chile.

Keywords : Human papillomavirus; cervix cancer; vaccine; adolescents.

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