Gardasil is an injected vaccine used for women and girls between the ages of 9-45 years old. Helping to protect against several forms of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Gardasil is the only vaccine that protects against certain variations of HPV. Specifically, there are 9 forms of HPV responsible for the majority of HPV-related cancers and diseases. All prevented through the use of the Gardasil vaccine.
Gardasil functions like other vaccines in disease prevention. It works when injected prior to any contact with the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HPV vaccination for children as young as 11, but may be used with children as early as 9 years of age.