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Maureen asks:

Do you know why older women cannot get the HPV vaccine, even if they have taken the HPV test and results show they do not have any of the cancer causing HPV virus types?

Gardasil, the only vaccine currently in the US market, was approved in June 2006 in the US by the Food and Drug Administration for girls and women between the ages of 9 and 26 and has been recommended by many organizations for routine use in 11 and 12 year old girls.  The vaccine is not approved for women over age 26 in the US.  As more data is generated on clinical trials, this may change. 

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