ABOUT GARDASIL:

GARDASIL is an HPV vaccine that helps protect your child against 4 types of HPV.

  • In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause approximately 90% of genital warts cases
  • In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against approximately 90% of genital warts cases
  • GARDASIL also helps protect girls and young women ages 9 to 26 against about 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases
  • In males and females ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against about 80% of anal cancer cases

GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so future cervical cancer screenings will be important for your daughter. GARDASIL does not treat cancer or genital warts.

Like other vaccines your child may have received, GARDASIL works best before there is any contact with the virus. Girls and boys as young as 9 years of age can get vaccinated.

For more information, read the Patient Product Information or the Prescribing Information for GARDASIL.


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