HPV Vaccine - Cervical Cancer Vaccination
This is a home service cervical cancer vaccination administered by a licensed medical practitioner and includes a vaccination card. Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9 are vaccines that provide protection against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and genital warts. These vaccines are recommended for individuals who want to protect themselves against HPV and its potential complications.
Why you need this:
HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to serious health complications, including cancer and genital warts. The Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9 vaccines can help prevent HPV infection and its associated health problems.
What is the difference between Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9?
Gardasil 4 protects against four strains of HPV, while Gardasil 9 protects against nine strains. This means that Gardasil 9 provides more comprehensive protection against HPV than Gardasil 4. If you are considering getting vaccinated, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to determine which vaccine is right for you.
Frequency of shots, dosing schedule for children and adults:Gardasil 4: Three shots over a six-month period.
The ﬁrst dose is given at the chosen date, followed by the second dose two (2) months after the ﬁrst, and the third dose is given six (6) months after the ﬁrst dose.
Gardasil 9: A series of two or three shots, depending on the age of the individual receiving the vaccine.
For individuals aged 9-14, two doses are recommended, with the second dose administered six to twelve months after the ﬁrst.
For individuals aged 15-45, a series of three doses is recommended, with the second dose administered two months after the ﬁrst, and the third dose given six months after the ﬁrst dose.
Who can receive this:
Gardasil 4 and Gardasil 9 can be used by both males and females between the ages of 9 and 45 who want to protect themselves against HPV and genital warts.
Who CANNOT receive this:
Individuals who have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the vaccine components should not receive the Gardasil 4 or Gardasil 9 vaccines. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before getting vaccinated, especially if you have any concerns or underlying health conditions.