EVERY DOSE COUNTS

HOW IS GARDASIL 9 GIVEN?

3 DOSES OF GARDASIL 9 OVER 6 MONTHS

Why 3 doses? Completing the series of 3 doses on time is important to get the best protection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends completing all three doses.

Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)
 
 

GARDASIL 9 IS GIVEN AS

3 INJECTIONS OVER 6 MONTHS.

 
Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL 9 is right for your child.
DID YOU KNOW? Talk to your child's doctor to complete the vaccination series.
YOUR CHILD MAY ONLY NEED AN APPOINTMENT WITH A NURSE TO COMPLETE THE HPV VACCINATION SERIES.
 
Check with your doctor to be sure.
COMPLETE THE SERIES ON TIME TO GET THE BEST PROTECTION
Tip:

When your child has his or her first injection, set an appointment for the second. Then, when your child gets his or her second shot, schedule the final dose. That way, it will be easier to keep track and complete the full vaccination series on time.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD MISSES A DOSE OF GARDASIL 9?

Don't panic. Call the doctor or health care professional, who will decide when to give the missed dose. Schedules may often be busy, but doctors may allow follow-up vaccination visits with a nurse that can take less time than full checkups. So ask the doctor if a nurse-only appointment is an option for the remaining doses.

 

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD GET THE HPV VACCINE?

The CDC recommends routine HPV vaccination of boys and girls at 11 or 12 years of age. A great way to make sure your child is vaccinated at the recommended age is to include GARDASIL 9 with other routine vaccinations.

GARDASIL 9 can be given at the same time as:

Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine]

Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]

Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine]

Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]

Studies show that there was more swelling where the shot was given when GARDASIL 9 was given at the same time as Menactra and Adacel.

11 OR 12 IS THE AGE TO GET VACCINATED.

Studies show that there was more swelling where the shot was given when GARDASIL 9 was given at the same time as Menactra and Adacel.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. The safety of GARDASIL 9 has not been shown in pregnant women.

The side effects include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • A lump where your child got the shot
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL 9. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care professional may ask your child to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after your child gets GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.
Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL 9 is right for your child.

INFORMATION ABOUT GARDASIL 9

GARDASIL 9 helps protect girls and women ages 9 to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by 9 types of HPV.
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) helps protect girls and women ages 9 to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by 9 types of HPV.
GARDASIL 9 helps protect boys and men ages 9 to 26 against anal cancer and genital warts caused by those same HPV types.
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. GARDASIL 9 is given as 3 injections over 6 months.
Please read the Patient Information for GARDASIL 9 and discuss it with your child’s doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.
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INFORMATION ABOUT GARDASIL 9

GARDASIL 9 helps protect girls and women ages 9 to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by 9 types of HPV.
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) helps protect girls and women ages 9 to 26 against cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancers and genital warts caused by 9 types of HPV.
GARDASIL 9 helps protect boys and men ages 9 to 26 against anal cancer and genital warts caused by those same HPV types.
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. GARDASIL 9 is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

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