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Cervarix is generally given as a series of three injections, containing 0.5 mL of vaccine each. The second injection is given a month after the first dose, and the third one is given six months after the first dose. Cervarix is typically injected in the upper arm, either into a muscle or just under the skin.

An Introduction to Dosing With Cervarix

There is only one standard dosage of Cervarix® (Human Papillomavirus Bivalent [Types 16 and 18] Vaccine, Recombinant), regardless of your age or weight.

Cervarix Dosing Schedule

This vaccine is given as three separate doses of 0.5 mL each. The second injection is given one month after the first, and the third dosage is given six months after the first. If a person is late getting any of the injections, the series can be completed as normal -- there is no need to start over.

General Information on Your Cervarix Dosage

Some considerations to keep in mind when receiving Cervarix include the following:
  • This vaccine is typically given as three separate doses.
  • It is injected either into a muscle (intramuscularly) or just under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in the upper arm.
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the Cervarix vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Cervarix dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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