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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.

 

WHAT IS THE HPV VACCINE?

The HPV vaccine helps protect your child from certain HPV-related cancers.

GARDASIL 9 is the only vaccine that helps protect your son or daughter against certain cancers and diseases caused by 9 types of HPV (human papillomavirus) that may develop later in life.

HPV is a common virus affecting both males and females. So common, in fact, that an estimated 79 million people in the United States are infected with HPV.

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.

GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) May Help Protect Boys and Girls
What Cancers and Diseases Can GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) Help Protect Against?

What cancers and diseases can the HPV vaccine help protect against?

GARDASIL 9 can help protect your daughter against certain cancers and diseases caused by 9 types of HPV:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar and vaginal cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers
  • Genital warts

GARDASIL 9 can help protect your son against certain cancers and diseases caused by 9 types of HPV:

  • Anal cancer
  • Certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers
  • Genital warts

9 types of HPV are responsible for causing most of these HPV-related cancers and diseases. For those who don't clear the virus, certain cancers caused by HPV may develop later in life. Help protect your son or daughter. Ask their doctor about GARDASIL 9 at their next wellness visit.


 

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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.