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.

 

About GARDASIL 9 for Adults.

Learn About HPV Vaccination for Young Adults Learn About HPV Vaccination for Young Adults

HPV Vaccine Recommendations for Young Adults

 

The CDC recommends catch-up HPV vaccination for adults through age 26 who have not been vaccinated before, or who have not completed the vaccination series.

Why Get the HPV Vaccine?

 

Getting the vaccine matters because HPV can lead to vulvar, vaginal, and cervical cancer in women, and anal cancer and genital warts in men and women:

~14 MILLION

new infections occur in the United States each year.

Of those,

~7 MILLION

infections occur in people ages 15 to 24.

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

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.

How Is GARDASIL 9 Given in Adults?

 

GARDASIL 9 is given as a shot in your upper arm or thigh.

And it takes 3 shots*:

The HPV Vaccine Isn’t Just for Adolescents

Recommended HPV Vaccine Schedule for AdultsRecommended HPV Vaccine Schedule for Adults

*For individuals 9 through 14 years of age, GARDASIL 9 can be administered using a 2-shot or 3-shot dosing schedule.

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of GARDASIL 9?

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 got the shot
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Fainting can happen  after getting GARDASIL 9

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, ask 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-1088. 1-800-FDA-1088.

Possible Risks and Side Effects of HPV VaccinationPossible Risks and Side Effects of HPV Vaccination

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Visit Your Doctor or Pharmacist. Ask About GARDASIL 9.

Don't assume it's too late. Choose to help protect yourself. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the HPV vaccine 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.