EVERY DOSE COUNTS

HOW IS GARDASIL 9 GIVEN?

COMPLETING ALL DOSES IS IMPORTANT TO GET THE BEST PROTECTION

There are 2 dosing schedules for GARDASIL 9. The schedule your child will need may depend on his or her age. Your health care professional will determine which schedule is right for your child.

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

*If the second shot is given earlier than 5 months after the first shot, your child will need to get a third shot at least 4 months after the second shot was given.

The need to use a 3-dose schedule instead of a 2-dose schedule will be determined by your health care professional.

 
EVERY VISIT COUNTS Talk to your child's doctor to complete the vaccination series.
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENTS ON TIME, EVERY TIME, SO YOUR CHILD COMPLETES THE HPV VACCINATION SERIES.
 
 

*If the second shot is given earlier than 5 months after the first shot, your child will need to get a third shot at least 4 months after the second shot was given.

The need to use a 3-dose schedule instead of a 2-dose schedule will be determined by your health care professional.

*If the second shot is given earlier than 5 months after the first shot, your child will need to get a third shot at least 4 months after the second shot was given.

The need to use a 3-dose schedule instead of a 2-dose schedule will be determined by your health care professional.

Speak with your doctor to see if GARDASIL 9 is right for your child. 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 TO GET THE BEST PROTECTION
Tip:

When your child has his or her first shot, set an appointment for the next one. Then, if your child needs a 3rd shot, schedule the final appointment. 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)]

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.

THE CDC
RECOMMENDS

HPV VACCINATION FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGE 11 OR 12.

THE CDC RECOMMENDS HPV VACCINATION FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGE 11 OR 12.

THE CDC RECOMMENDS HPV VACCINATION FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGE 11 OR 12.

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.

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. GARDASIL 9 was not studied in women who knew they were pregnant.

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 (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 continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.
GARDASIL 9 is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots.
  • For persons 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be given using a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule. For the 2-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 6–12 months after the first shot. If the second shot is given less than 5 months after the first shot, a third shot should be given at least 4 months after the second shot. For the 3-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
  • For persons 15 through 26 years of age, GARDASIL 9 is given using a 3-dose schedule; the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
The appropriate dosing schedule will be determined by your child’s health care professional.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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 (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 continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.
GARDASIL 9 is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots.
  • For persons 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be given using a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule. For the 2-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 6–12 months after the first shot. If the second shot is given less than 5 months after the first shot, a third shot should be given at least 4 months after the second shot. For the 3-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
  • For persons 15 through 26 years of age, GARDASIL 9 is given using a 3-dose schedule; the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
The appropriate dosing schedule will be determined by your child’s health care professional.
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)

INFORMATION ABOUT GARDASIL 9

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 continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.
GARDASIL 9 is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots.
  • For persons 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be given using a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule. For the 2-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 6–12 months after the first shot. If the second shot is given less than 5 months after the first shot, a third shot should be given at least 4 months after the second shot. For the 3-dose schedule, the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
  • For persons 15 through 26 years of age, GARDASIL 9 is given using a 3-dose schedule; the second shot should be given 2 months after the first shot and the third shot should be given 6 months after the first shot.
The appropriate dosing schedule will be determined by your child’s health care professional.
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)
GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)

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