Information About GARDASIL 9

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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 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 women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts.

 

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Men and Women

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 covered by the vaccine to which 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.

GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women, and boys and men 9 through 45 years of age.

Yes. Pap tests will continue to help play a key role in protecting your health since GARDASIL 9 does not protect against all HPV-related cancers. Pap tests look for abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

No. It is not possible to get HPV or any disease caused by HPV from GARDASIL 9.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

If you’ve already gotten GARDASIL, talk to your doctor or health care professional to see if GARDASIL 9 is right for you.

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women ages 9 to 45, as well as boys and men ages 9 to 45.

Possible side effects of GARDASIL 9

The most common side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and sore throat. 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 getting GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.

People who should not get GARDASIL 9

Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of GARDASIL or GARDASIL 9 or is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should talk to their health care provider before getting GARDASIL 9.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

The ingredients are proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, yeast protein, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and water for injection.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women ages 9 to 45, as well as boys and men ages 9 to 45.

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to boys and men ages 9 to 45, as well as girls and women ages 9 to 45.

GARDASIL 9 is covered by many private insurance plans. Contact your private insurance plan directly so that you have the most accurate coverage information. If your insurance needs a code for the vaccine, the CPT* code is: 90651

You can also go to a pharmacy, present your pharmacy benefit and your medical benefit cards, and ask the pharmacist to check your coverage.

*CPT=Current Procedural Terminology. Copyright © 2019. American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of American Medical Association.

 

Questions About HPV in Adults

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by certain types of HPV. For most people, HPV clears on its own. When a female is infected with these types of HPV and the virus doesn't go away on its own, abnormal cells can develop in the cervix.

Yes. In men, HPV can cause cancer of the anus, as well as genital warts.

Two types of HPV can cause most cases of genital warts. People can get genital warts after having any kind of skin-to-skin genital contact with someone who has genital warts. Even with the appropriate treatment, most cases of genital warts will return within three months of infection.

There is no routine HPV test recommended for males, but your doctor may recommend screening.

For some women, a Pap test plus an HPV test (called co-testing) is the preferred way to find early cervical cancers. The HPV test checks for the virus, not cell changes. A Pap test can look for cell changes in the lining of the cervix. A Pap test does not diagnose HPV.

 

Questions About GARDASIL 9 for Men and Women

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 covered by the vaccine to which 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.

 

GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women, and boys and men 9 through 45 years of age.

 

Yes. Pap tests will continue to help play a key role in protecting your health since GARDASIL 9 does not protect against all HPV-related cancers. Pap tests look for abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

 

No. It is not possible to get HPV or any disease caused by HPV from GARDASIL 9.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

 

If you’ve already gotten GARDASIL, talk to your doctor or health care professional to see if GARDASIL 9 is right for you.

 

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women ages 9 to 45, as well as boys and men ages 9 to 45.

 

Possible side effects of GARDASIL 9

The most common side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and sore throat. 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 getting GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.

People who should not get GARDASIL 9

Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of GARDASIL or GARDASIL 9 or is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should talk to their health care provider before getting GARDASIL 9.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

 

The ingredients are proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, yeast protein, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and water for injection.

For more information on GARDASIL 9, talk to your doctor or health care professional.

 

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to girls and women ages 9 to 45, as well as boys and men ages 9 to 45.

 

Yes. GARDASIL 9 can be given to boys and men ages 9 to 45, as well as girls and women ages 9 to 45.

 

GARDASIL 9 is covered by many private insurance plans. Contact your private insurance plan directly so that you have the most accurate coverage information. If your insurance needs a code for the vaccine, the CPT* code is: 90651

You can also go to a pharmacy, present your pharmacy benefit and your medical benefit cards, and ask the pharmacist to check your coverage.

*CPT=Current Procedural Terminology. Copyright © 2019. American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of American Medical Association.

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About HPV Vaccination

Questions About HPV in Adults

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by certain types of HPV. For most people, HPV clears on its own. When a female is infected with these types of HPV and the virus doesn't go away on its own, abnormal cells can develop in the cervix.

 

Yes. In men, HPV can cause cancer of the anus, as well as genital warts.

 

Two types of HPV can cause most cases of genital warts. People can get genital warts after having any kind of skin-to-skin genital contact with someone who has genital warts. Even with the appropriate treatment, most cases of genital warts will return within three months of infection.

 

There is no routine HPV test recommended for males, but your doctor may recommend screening.

For some women, a Pap test plus an HPV test (called co-testing) is the preferred way to find early cervical cancers. The HPV test checks for the virus, not cell changes. A Pap test can look for cell changes in the lining of the cervix. A Pap test does not diagnose HPV.

 
Frequently Asked Questions About HPV Frequently Asked Questions About HPV
 

Not finding what you’re looking for? Be sure to ask a health care professional any questions you may have about HPV, and HPV vaccination for adults. In addition, you can read the Patient Information or the Prescribing Information for GARDASIL 9.

 
 

Not finding what you’re looking for? Be sure to ask a health care professional any questions you may have about HPV, and HPV vaccination for adults. In addition, you can read the Patient Information or the Prescribing Information for GARDASIL 9.

 


 

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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. 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.