The first HPV vaccine, Gardasil, was licensed in 2006. It protected against 4 types of human papillomaviruses (HPV4), including the types that most commonly cause cervical cancer.
A second HPV vaccine, Cervarix, was approved in 2009. Together with an improved version of Gardasil (HPV9), they are given to all boys and girls beginning when they are 11 to 12 years old.
The HPV vaccines are well studied and in continuing studies have only been found to cause mild side effects, just like most other vaccines.
For more information:
- Ask the Experts about HPV Vaccines
- HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen
- HPV Vaccines: Answering the Questions Parents May Have
- HPV Vaccine Safety
- Cervarix VIS
- Gardasil VIS
- Gardasil-9 VIS
- HPV ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
- Pinkbook – HPV
- FDA – Cervarix (package insert)
- FDA – Gardasil (package insert)
- FDA – Gardasil-9 (package insert)
- A Look at Each Vaccine : HPV
- History of the HPV Vaccines
- HPV Vaccine Safety and Acceptance
- Questioning Whether To Get Your Child the HPV Vaccine?
- Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date
- HPV vaccines and failure to communicate
- Dr. Diane Harper and HPV vaccines –the tin foil hat version
- Updated – Japan and HPV vaccine – debunking myths
- Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains
- HPV vaccine causes primary ovarian insufficiency – myth
- Antivaccinationists against the HPV vaccine , Round 5,000
- Just Another Shot: Reframing the HPV Vaccine
- Is a Gardasil researcher really against the vaccine?
- HPV Mandates for Children in Secondary Schools