Learn About GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Adults Learn About GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for Adults

help protect yourself from certain HPV-Related cancers

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For most people, HPV clears on its own. But, for those who don’t clear the virus, HPV can lead to certain cancers.

*GARDASIL 9 is the only vaccine that helps protect men and women through age 45 from certain cancers caused by 7 HPV types, to which they have not yet been exposed.

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For most people, HPV clears on its own. But, for those who don’t clear the virus, HPV can lead to certain cancers.

*GARDASIL 9 is the only vaccine that helps protect men and women through age 45 from certain cancers caused by 7 HPV types, to which they have not yet been exposed.

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HPV (human papillomavirus) is more common in adults than you may think.

An estimated 14 million new HPV infections occur in the United States each year. Even if you’ve been infected with one type of HPV, it may not be too late to help protect yourself from certain cancers caused by other types of the virus.

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Do you know how many newly diagnosed cancer cases have been caused by HPV each year in the US?

According to 2012-2016 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates.

GARDASIL 9 helps protect against certain cancers and diseases caused by 9 types of HPV:

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

aHPV Types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58. bHPV Types 6 and 11.

aHPV Types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

bHPV Types 6 and 11.

GARDASIL 9 Dosing for adults

A 3-dose regimen is recommended for individuals ages 15 through 45 years, administered at 0, 2, and 6 months.

3-dose regimen is recommended for individuals ages 15 through 45 years, administered at 0, 2, and 6 months

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Infection with one type of HPV does not prevent infection with another type. But even if you’ve been infected with one type of HPV, it may not be too late.GARDASIL 9 may be able to help protect you from certain cancers caused by other types of the HPV virus.

GARDASIL 9 does not treat HPV.

Even if you’ve been infected with one type of HPV, it may not be too late to help protect yourself from certain cancers caused by other types of the virus that GARDASIL 9 helps protect against, and that you haven't been exposed to yet. Infection with one type of HPV does not prevent infection with another type.

GARDASIL 9 does not treat HPV infection.

For most people, HPV clears on its own.

But, for those who don’t clear the virus, HPV can lead to certain cancers. There’s no way to know which people who have HPV will develop cancer or other health problems.

What are the most common side effects of GARDASIL 9?

Side effects are possible with all vaccines. The most common side effects of GARDASIL 9 are:

  • Pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you receivegot the shot
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL 9

Side effects are possible with all vaccines.

You should contact your health care professional right away if you have any symptoms that bother you. For a more complete list of side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional.

You should contact your health care professional right away if you have any symptoms that bother you.

For a more complete list of side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other 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-10881-800-FDA-1088.

CDC Recommendations for Adults

Catch-up HPV vaccination for appropriate adults through age 26 who have not been vaccinated before, or who have not completed the vaccination series.

Shared clinical decision-making for some patients 27 to 45 years old who have not been adequately vaccinated with the HPV vaccine.

GARDASIL 9 is approved for appropriate adults through age 45.

 

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They may be able to help you decide if HPV vaccination is right for you.

If you did not start or complete the HPV vaccine series as an adolescent, it may not be too late. Adults through age 45 may be able to help protect themselves from certain cancers caused by HPV.

How do I get GARDASIL 9?

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A pharmacist may be able to help you decide if HPV vaccination is right for you.

Enter your ZIP Code below to find a pharmacy near you that offers GARDASIL 9.

A pharmacist may be able to help you decide if HPV vaccination is right for you.

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Site intended for US residents 18+ only. Please contact the pharmacy to determine vaccine availability and pharmacy's ability to administer vaccine in your particular situation. You may also want to discuss your insurance information in advance to verify coverage. The information provided here is not intended to replace medical advice from a health care practitioner. Inclusion of a pharmacy is not a representation or guarantee that you will have insurance coverage for the product when administered at pharmacy. The choice of pharmacy also may affect your out-of-pocket costs. You should confirm your insurance coverage for GARDASIL 9 and its administration prior to vaccination.

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Frequently asked questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions men and women are asking about GARDASIL 9.

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Important Safety Information

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 you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get 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 you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-10881-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the Patient Information for GARDASIL 9, and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.