B-ROLL SATELLITE DISTRIBUTION ADVISORY - HEALTH CANADA APPROVES GARDASIL® FOR WOMEN UP TO AGE 45

FOR DISTRIBUTION TO TV NEWSROOMS ONLY
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm EDT

KIRKLAND, QC, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada has extended the indication of GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Recombinant Vaccine] in women up to the age of 45. Merck's HPV vaccine is now approved for girls and women nine through 45 years of age for the prevention of cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancers, precancerous lesions and genital warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, 18.  Previously, GARDASIL® was approved in girls and women nine through 26.

GARDASIL® was also approved in February 2010 for boys and men nine through 26 years of age for the prevention of infection caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18 and genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11.

Watch for the b-roll to be distributed via satellite on Tuesday, April 26 between 10:00 am and 11:00 am EDT in English and French and between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm EDT in English only. Coordinates: Anik F2C, Transponder 3B, D/L Frequency 3820 vertical, Audio 6.2/6.8, telesat 219555.

The news release is available at www.cnw.ca.

Content of footage will include:

  • Woman and her 12-year-old son visiting their doctor for their first vaccination with GARDASIL®
  • Preparation of vaccine
  • Vaccination of mother and son

SOURCE MERCK

For further information:

Montreal
Roch Landriault / Stephanie Lyttle       
NATIONAL Public Relations
514-843-2345 / 514-843-2365
Toronto
Kristen King
NATIONAL Public Relations
416-848-1427

 

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