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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.

 

WHY VACCINATE NOW?

The time to vaccinate is now, before exposure.

This is why the CDC recommends vaccination when your son or daughter is still young.

Vaccination can help protect your child from certain types of HPV-related cancers that may affect them later in life, including certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers.

Certain throat and back of mouth cancers in the United States have been on the rise.

Not all throat and back of mouth cancers are caused by HPV.

The CDC Recommends Vaccination When Your Son or Daughter Is Still Young
 

2 reasons to vaccinate your 11- to 12-year-old

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The CDC recommends it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine HPV vaccination for both males and females at age 11 or 12, and it may be given starting at age 9.

In addition to the CDC, other credible organizations recommend the HPV vaccine be included in the standard set of vaccines given to 11- to 12-year-olds, including:

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Talk to your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine today.

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Vaccinating at 11 or 12 Years Old Vaccinating at 11 or 12 Years Old
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HPV vaccination is a type of cancer prevention

At 11 or 12 years old, your child's risk for certain HPV-related cancers may seem like a long way off. Vaccination at this age is an important step to take before exposure, since you never know when they might be exposed.

That’s because HPV can be passed through adolescent sexual experimentation, and not just intercourse. Anyone who has the virus could pass it on without even knowing it.

Vaccination Before Exposure to HPVVaccination Before Exposure to HPV

To help protect your child, they should be vaccinated before exposure.

For most people, HPV clears on its own. But for others who don’t clear the virus, it can cause certain cancers later in life. There is no way to know which people who have HPV will develop cancer or other health problems.

Join other parents who have SAID YES to the HPV vaccine. Talk to your child’s doctor today.

Talk to Your Child's Doctor About the HPV Vaccine
Talk to Your Child's Doctor About the HPV Vaccine

 

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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.