Ugeskr Læger 2006;168(44):3827-3828
Summary The first HPV vaccine is now availiable Ugeskr Læger 2006;168(44):3827-3828 More than two thirds of carcinomas of the uterine cervix are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) types 16 and 18, and 90% of all genital warts are caused by HPV 6 and 11. In June 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration accepted the first prophylactic HPV vaccine against HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18 to be offered to girls and young women. This new vaccine is also now available in Denmark. Questions concerning economics, ethics, organization, and vaccine monitoring need to be discussed in connection with the establishment of a vaccine program. In addition, information to the general population as well as to health care providers and decision- makers should have be given a high priority.