Both males and females can get HPV. Vaccination can help protect against certain HPV-related cancers and diseases that may happen later in life.
As with any vaccine, the time for vaccination is before exposure to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HPV vaccination for boys and girls at age 11 or 12.
GARDASIL 9 may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL 9 does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to get routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.