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.
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.
For Women the vaccine provides protection from:
For Men the vaccine provides protection from:
According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Gardasil9® vaccine should be:
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.
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