Vaccine - Human Papillomavirus - HPV - Convenient Care Clinic

This vaccine protects against the nine strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer and genital warts.




This vaccine protects against the nine strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer and genital warts.



Human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Certain types of HPV cause cervical cancer
  • Other types of HPV cause genital warts and are associated with cancer of the anus, penis, mouth and throat in men.

The Gardasil9® vaccine (9vHPV) protects against nine types of HPV. It is thought to provide long-lasting protection, but is most effective if given before the person is sexually active and possibly exposed to HPV.

  • The HPV vaccine will not treat cervical cancer or genital warts.
  • If genital warts or an HPV infection are already present, the vaccine may still be given but is less effective.
  • The vaccine also helps prevent transmission of HPV to sexual partners.

For Women the vaccine provides protection from:

  • The two types of HPV that cause sixty-six percent of cervical cancers.
  • Five additional types of HPV that cause about fifteen percent of cervical cancers.
  • The two types of HPV that cause ninety percent of genital warts.

For Men the vaccine provides protection from:

  • Two types of HPV that are associated with sixty-three percent of HPV-related cancers.
  • Five additional types of HPV that cause four percent of the HPV-related cancers.
  • The two types of HPV that cause ninety percent of genital warts.

According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Gardasil9® vaccine should be:

  • Given to all females between the ages of nine and twenty-six to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts.
  • Given to all males between the ages of nine and twenty-one to prevent genital warts and cancer of the anus or penis.
  • Given to all men through age twenty-six who are immunocompromised or have sex with other men.
  • Available to other men between the ages of twenty-two through twenty-six who want to decrease their risk of HPV
  • Given to all transgender people through age twenty-six.

You should contact your healthcare provider if you or your child has questions about the HPV vaccine. Here is a list of questions you can ask during your appointment.

  • Do you recommend this vaccine, and why?
  • Does this vaccine need boosters, and when?
  • What are the side effects of this vaccine?
  • What are the risks if someone does not get this vaccine?

Source UHC.com

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