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...


What Is HPV?What Is HPV?

WHAT IS HPV?

Itʼs about cancer.

Itʼs about diseases.

And it can be serious.

If you havenʼt heard about the risks of certain HPV-related cancers and diseases yet, itʼs time you did. HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a virus that can infect both males and females and cause potentially serious consequences later in life.

If you havenʼt heard about the risks of certain HPV-related cancers and diseases yet, itʼs time you did. HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a virus that can infect both males and females and cause potentially serious consequences later in life.

There are approximately 14 million new HPV infections in the United States every year — about 50% of them in 15- to 24-year-olds. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who donʼt clear the virus, HPV could cause certain cancers and diseases.

Unfortunately, thereʼs no way to predict who will or wonʼt clear the virus.

Understanding HPV and its possible consequences is a step in helping your child be one less at risk for certain HPV-related cancers.

Fact: Some types of HPV can lead to certain cancers and diseases

As a parent, you know itʼs important for your child to have a healthy diet and regular checkups, but did you know that exposure to HPV can put your child at risk for HPV-related cancers and diseases later in life?

Certain types of HPV are responsible for cervical, anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Other HPV types are responsible for genital warts.

9 HPV types to know about

There are more than 40 types of HPV that can affect the genital area, but 9 of them are known to cause the majority of HPV-related cancers and diseases. These are HPV Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

These 9 types of HPV are responsible for certain:

Cervical cancer cases

Anal cancer cases in males and females*

Vulvar cancer cases*

Vaginal cancer cases*

Genital warts cases in males and females

*Not all cases of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer are caused by HPV.

High-risk HPV Types

High-risk HPV types can cause cancer.

At least a dozen high-risk types of HPV have been identified. Types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 are responsible for the majority of HPV-related cancer cases.

Low-risk HPV Types

Low-risk HPV types do not cause cancer.

However, they can cause certain other diseases including genital warts. HPV Types 6 and 11 cause most of all genital warts cases.


 

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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.