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, and 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 girls to get routine cervical cancer screenings later in life. GARDASIL 9 does not treat cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL 9 may be given as 2 or 3 shots. For persons 9 through... 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...


Both Males and Females Can Be Affected by HPVBoth Males and Females Can Be Affected by HPV

WHO CAN GET HPV?

Both males and females can be affected by HPV.

So, males can get HPV too?

Yes. Although thereʼs misinformation out there about who might be at risk, the truth is that HPV can affect both males and females.

How do you get HPV?

Because HPV often has no signs or symptoms, males and females can get the virus without knowing it and then pass it on. Exposure can happen with any kind of adolescent experimentation that involves genital contact with someone who has HPV — intercourse isn't necessary, but it is the most common way to get the virus.

Who Can Get HPV?

The HPV timeline: what you should know

About Half of New HPV Infections Occur in 15- to 24-year-olds

For most people, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don't clear the virus, HPV could cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females, and anal cancer and genital warts in both males and females.


 

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Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL 9 or GARDASIL, 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 your child got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, and dizziness.