Learn more about HPV.
Children Gardasil 9. Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant.
HELP PROTECT YOUR CHILD
FROM FUTURE HPV-RELATED
CANCERS AND DISEASES
Like other vaccines, GARDASIL 9 works to help prevent
disease when given before there is any contact with the
virus. Exposure to HPV (short for human papillomavirus)
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.
Talk to your child’s doctor during a scheduled checkup and
ask about vaccination.
TAKING ACTION NOW CAN HELP
PROTECT YOUR CHILD AGAINST
CERTAIN HPV-RELATED CANCERS
AND DISEASES THAT MAY HAPPEN
LATER IN LIFE.

HPV AND YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER
HPV can infect both males and females. There are
approximately 14 million new cases of HPV infection in the
United States every year — about half of them occur in
people 15 to 24 years old. For most, HPV clears on its own.
But there’s no way to tell who will or won’t clear the virus.
HPV: What you should know.
INFORMATION ABOUT
GARDASIL 9
GARDASIL 9 helps protect girls
and young women ages 9 to 26
against cervical, vaginal, vulvar,
and anal cancers and genital
warts caused by 9 types of HPV.
GARDASIL 9 helps protect boys
ages 9 to 15 against anal cancer
and genital warts caused by those
same HPV types.
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 screening later in
life. GARDASIL 9 does not treat
cancer or genital warts.
GARDASIL 9 is given as
3 injections over 6 months.
Important Safety
Information
Anyone who is allergic to the
ingredients of GARDASIL®9
(Human Papillomavirus 9-valent
Vaccine, Recombinant) or
GARDASIL, including those
severely allergic to yeast, should
not receive the vaccine.
(See Important Safety Information
continued below.)
INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION (continued)
The safety of GARDASIL 9 has not been shown in pregnant women.
The side effects include pain, swelling, redness, itching, bruising, bleeding, and a lump where your
child 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 your child to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after your child gets
GARDASIL 9. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff.
Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL 9 is right for your child.
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.
Please read the accompanying Patient Information for GARDASIL 9 and discuss it with your
child’s doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.
DON’T WAIT. ASK YOUR CHILD'S DOCTOR
FOR THE HPV VACCINE TODAY.
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