At Crowfoot Village Family Practice we offer the following vaccinations by appointment with one of our Registered Nurses:
HPV, or Human Papillomavius, is a common sexually transmitted virus. It is estimated that up to 75% of the sexually active population will have at least one HPV infection during their lifetime.
HPV is responsible for almost 100% of cervical cancer cases, and causes genital warts. It can also cause vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer.
Gardasil 9 is a vaccine that protects against 9 types of HPV responsible for 90% of cervical cancers and genital warts. The vaccine helps your body make antibodies to protect you from the HPV virus. If you have been infected with one type of HPV in the past, the vaccine can still help protect you from other types. It cannot treat existing infection.
Gardasil 9 is available at CVFP to women aged 18-45, and men age 18-26. Children are currently vaccinated with Gardasil (protects against 4 strains of HPV) through the public health school immunization program. If you have a previously received Gardasil, it is not recommended at this time to receive Gardasil 9.
Gardasil 9 is a 3 dose series. It is administered at 0 (initial dose), 2 months, and 6 months. It is not known exactly how long Gardasil 9 is effective for at this time, but it is expected to provide long term protection (research data to support at least 4 years at this point), and no need for boosters has been determined at this time.
Please note that these vaccinations are not covered by provincial public health programs, but may be covered by private insurance plans or purchased at a cost.
Adults over 50, especially those over 65, are at increased risk for developing pneumococcal infections and are more likely to develop invasive disease. CVFP is now offering Prevnar® 13 which is a pneumococcal vaccine that helps protect against 13 types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.
What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. The most common types of infections include ear infections, sinus infections and lung infections (pneumonia). Approximately 1/3 of all pneumonias outside of the hospital are caused by pneumococcal disease. Read more
If you have had chickenpox, you may develop shingles. ZOSTAVAX™ is the only vaccine indicated to help prevent shingles in individuals 50 years of age or older. The ZOSTAVAX™ vaccine is currently offered at CVFP. If you have had chickenpox and are concerned about your risk of shingles, talk to your family physician about the vaccination.
Click here to download our ZOSTAVAX VACCINE RECORD form
Download the Shingles Brochure
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Address: Suite 210,
600 Crowfoot Crescent NW
Calgary, Alberta T3G 0B4
Office Hours:Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:50 to 12:50 pm closed for lunch