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GARDASIL 9 helps protect individuals ages 9 to 45 against the following diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, anal cancer, certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers and genital warts in both males and females. cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, anal cancer, certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers and genital warts in both males and females. 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 girls to get routine cervical cancer screenings later in life. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.

 

HPV VACCINE SCHEDULE: 2 OR 3 DOSES?

Complete the HPV vaccine schedule to help protect your child.

It’s important that your child gets all doses of GARDASIL 9 based on the dosing series recommended by their doctor.

More than one shot of GARDASIL 9 is needed, so be sure to ask your child’s doctor when they need to return for their second or third shot.

How Is GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) Given?
 
 

If your child is 9- to 14-years-old

 
 
 
 
Two Doses Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 9- to 14-years-old

a 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.

 
 
 

 

 

or

 

 

 
 
 
Three Doses Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 9- to 14-years-old

b Your child's doctor will determine whether your child needs a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule of GARDASIL 9.

 
 
 
 

If your child is 15 years or older

 
 
Dosing Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 15 Years or Older
 
 
 

If your child is 9- to 14-years-old

Two Doses Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 9- to 14-years-old

a 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.

 

or

Three Doses Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 9- to 14-years-old

b Your child's doctor will determine whether your child needs a 2-dose or 3-dose schedule of GARDASIL 9.

If your child is 15 years or older

Dosing Schedule for GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Children 15 Years or Older
What if Your Child Misses a Dose of GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant)?

If your child misses a dose

of GARDASIL 9

Your daily routine may be complicated, but HPV vaccination doesn’t have to be.

To help avoid a missed dose of GARDASIL 9, make an appointment for your child’s next dose before leaving the doctor’s office. Or, call your child’s doctor to decide when to have your child receive the missed dose. You may have the option to complete your child’s GARDASIL 9 schedule with a nurse.

 
 

GARDASIL 9 can be given at the same time as these routine vaccines:

  • Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine]a
  • Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]a

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

a Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)] are the trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

 

 

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Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant], 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, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and 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.