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

 

Why Get the HPV Vaccine?

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The HPV vaccine is one option to help prevent certain cancers caused by HPV later in life.

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.

Understanding HPV in Men and Women

 

HPV, short for human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted virus that can affect both men and women into adulthood.

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

HPV Is More Common Than You May Think

HPV Is More Common Than You May Think—Even in Young Adults

 

An estimated

79 MILLION

men and women in the US are infected with HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Almost every person

who is sexually active—an estimated 80%—will get HPV at some point in their lifetime.

HPV Is More Common Than You May Think

You Can Have the Virus and Not Even Know It

 

HPV can be spread through any type of sexual contact with someone who has HPV.

And since HPV often has no signs or symptoms, anyone who has the virus could pass it on without knowing it.

HPV Often Has No Signs or Symptoms

HPV Often Has No Signs or Symptoms
HPV Often Has No Signs or Symptoms

HPV Often Has No Signs or Symptoms

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Help Protect Yourself

 

Visit Your Doctor or Pharmacist. Ask About GARDASIL 9.

HPV is common and the consequences can be potentially serious. Seize the opportunity to help protect yourself. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist today.

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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.