Get the facts about HPV.
Children Gardasil 9. Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant.
ASK YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR ABOUT GARDASIL 9 DURING
YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL VISIT
HPV is a widespread virus that infects males and females.
For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for those who don’t
clear the virus, it can cause potentially serious diseases.
As the parent of an 11- or 12-year-old, you can help protect
your child from certain future HPV-related cancers and
diseases. During your child’s doctor visit — even physicals
for sports and school — ask about the HPV vaccine.

WHY NOW?
Like other vaccines, GARDASIL 9 works to help prevent
disease when given before there is any contact with the
virus. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommends routine HPV vaccination
for boys and girls at age 11 or 12.

CAN HPV BE SERIOUS?
For those who don’t clear the virus, certain types of HPV
can lead to cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in females,
as well as anal cancer and genital warts in both males and
females, later in life.
HPV often has no signs or symptoms. Anyone can get the
virus or pass it on without even knowing it.
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.)
DON’T WAIT. TALK TO YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR TODAY.
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.
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