GARDASIL is for females and males ages 9 to 26. When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, females are only half the equation. Males can get vaccinated, too. Like other vaccines, GARDASIL works to help prevent illness. GARDASIL works when given before there is any contact with the relevant HPV types. Girls and boys as young as 9 can get vaccinated.
If you are considering GARDASIL for your child, learn more here.
If you’re a young adult who is already sexually active, you may still benefit from GARDASIL. That’s because even if you have been exposed to HPV, you may not have been exposed to the types of the virus covered by this HPV vaccine. GARDASIL could still help protect you against the relevant HPV types to which you haven’t been exposed.
Your doctor or health care professional (or your child’s) can help you understand more.