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...


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Your child's doctor or health care professional can be one of your most important resources for information and guidance. He or she can help clarify things for you.

Below, youʼll find helpful conversation starters that you can ask your childʼs doctor or health care professional.

11 or 12 is the recommended age for vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine HPV vaccination for both boys and girls at age 11 or 12, but it may be given as early as 9 years of age.

Here are a few questions you may want to ask your child's doctor or health care professional:

When should my child get the HPV vaccine?

Why is it important to vaccinate my child before he or she is exposed to HPV?

What are the possible side effects of GARDASIL 9?

Ask the doctor if itʼs not too late to get the HPV vaccine

Protection against HPV-related cancers and diseases is still important for your child. A doctor or health care professional can help decide whether HPV vaccination is appropriate.

Here are some questions to ask the doctor or health care professional:

Is it too late to get vaccinated?

Why is it important to vaccinate?

For someone not yet sexually active, why get vaccinated now, not later?

What are the possible side effects of GARDASIL 9?


 

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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.