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Human Papillomavirus 9 Valent (Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58) Vaccine, Recombinant

Human Papillomavirus 9 Valent (Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58) Vaccine, Recombinant

Brand Name: Gardasil 9 Other Names: 9-valent HPV vaccine, HPV 9-valent vaccine, HPV recombinant vaccine 9-valent Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections
What is Gardasil 9?

What is Gardasil 9?

Gardasil 9 is a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect against the following diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV): 

Gardasil 9 is approved for use in females and males 9 through 26 years of age.

The Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA-HIVMA), includes recommendations on the use of Gardasil 9 in people living with HIV. 

What should I tell my health care provider before receiving Gardasil 9?

What should I tell my health care provider before receiving Gardasil 9?

Before receiving Gardasil 9, tell your health care provider if the person receiving the vaccines:

  • Is allergic to yeast, any ingredients in Gardasil 9 (including amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate or polysorbate 80), or any medicines.
  • Has ever had any reactions to a previous dose of Gardasil 9 or any other HPV vaccine.
  • Has a fever over 100°F (37.8°C).
  • Has or has had medical conditions, for example, diabetes or liver problems, or immune problems such as HIV infection or cancer.  
  • Is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. Talk to a health care provider about possible risks with receiving Gardasil 9 when pregnant.
  • Is breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you have HIV.
  • Is taking or planning to take other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Gardasil 9 may affect the way other medicines or products work, and other medicines or products may affect how Gardasil 9 works. Ask your health care provider if there are interactions between Gardasil 9 and the medicines you take. 
Ask a health care provider about possible side effects from Gardasil 9. The health care provider will tell you what to do if the person receiving vaccines has side effects.

How is Gardasil 9 given?

How is Gardasil 9 given?

A health care provider gives the Gardasil 9 vaccine. The vaccine is usually given in the upper-arm muscle. Vaccination with Gardasil 9 is usually given as a series of 2 or 3 vaccine shots over a 6-month period. Your health care provider will decide how many shots you or your child will need and when to get them. Read any printed information that your health care provider gives you about HPV vaccines.

Where can I find more information about Gardasil 9?

Where can I find more information about Gardasil 9?

More information about Gardasil 9 is available:

The above Patient Version drug summary is based on the following FDA label(s): Injection (suspension).

Last Reviewed: October 31, 2017