WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED:

GARDASIL is for males and females ages 9 to 26.

When it comes to HPV vaccination, females are only half the story. Males can get vaccinated too. Like other vaccines, GARDASIL works to help prevent illness. GARDASIL helps prevent certain HPV-related diseases caused by HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18. The time to vaccinate is before there is any exposure to these HPV types.

What does the CDC say about HPV vaccination?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination with GARDASIL for boys and girls ages 11 and 12. The CDC also recommends vaccination for young women ages 13 through 26 and young men ages 13 through 21 who have not already been vaccinated. The CDC states that GARDASIL can be given to young men ages 22 through 26, if they and their doctor decide it’s right for them.

Additional organizations that support the CDC recommendations for HPV vaccination:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)*

*ACOG support is specific to females.

It’s not too early. You have the chance to help protect your child before he or she is exposed to HPV.

Take our set of helpful questions to your child’s next doctor’s appointment.

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