What does the Gardasil vaccine do?

What does the Gardasil vaccine do?

Gardasil 9 is an HPV vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be used for both girls and boys. This vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer if the vaccine is given before girls or women are exposed to the virus. This vaccine can also prevent vaginal and vulvar cancer.

What are the worst side effects of Gardasil?

These include:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling in the arm where the shot was given.
  • Fever.
  • Dizziness or fainting (fainting after any vaccine, including HPV vaccine, is more common among adolescents than others)
  • Nausea.
  • Headache or feeling tired.
  • Muscle or joint pain.

What are the cons of Gardasil?

Probably the most important “con” for the HPV vaccine is potential side effects. That said, side effects aren’t common. Most people receive the HPV vaccine without having any serious side effects….Cons

  • pain or swelling at the injection site.
  • slight fever.
  • headache.
  • fatigue.
  • muscle pain.
  • joint pain.
  • fainting.
  • nausea.

How long does Gardasil last?

To date, protection against infections with the targeted HPV types has been found to last for at least 10 years with Gardasil (18), up to 11 years with Cervarix (17), and at least 6 years with Gardasil 9 (19).

What are the long term effects of Gardasil?

chronic fatigue syndrome (sometimes called ME) complex regional pain syndrome. postural tachycardia syndrome. premature ovarian failure.

When was Gardasil approved for use in the US?

The HPV strains that Gardasil protects against are sexually transmitted. The vaccine was approved in the US in June 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA approved the use of Gardasil for use in girls and women aged 9-26 In 2011, the Gardasil vaccine has also been approved in 120 other countries.

How old do you have to be to take Gardasil 9?

In 2018, the FDA approved expanded use of Gardasil 9 for individuals aged 27 through 45 years old. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The specific problem is: that there is need for expert review to fill content gaps, add missing refs, make it read smoothly. Please help improve this section if you can.

Are there any side effects of taking Gardasil?

Thromboembolic disorders (blood clots) have been reported to VAERS in people who have received Gardasil. Most of these individuals had risk factors for blood clots such as use of oral contraceptives which are known to increase the risk of clotting.

Can you get Gardasil 9 if you have had genital warts?

You may receive Gardasil 9 even if you have already had genital warts, or had a positive HPV test or abnormal pap smear in the past. However, this vaccine will not treat active genital warts or HPV-related cancers, and it will not cure HPV infection.