Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, protects against nine strains that cause most genital warts and different forms of cancer, including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and throat.
The HPV vaccine is FDA approved. It is recommended for all genders, and for anyone between the ages of 9-26 years old.
For ages 15-26, three doses of the vaccine are recommended over a period of 6 months.
For ages 9-14, two doses are recommended.
Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to get the HPV vaccine needs to have their parent or guardian sign a consent form for each injection.