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  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Please describe the HPV vaccine available in the United States.

Gardasil 9 (9vHPV, Merck) is the only HPV vaccine being distributed in the United States. Bivalent Cervarix (2vHPV, GSK) and quadrivalent Gardasil (4vHPV, Merck) are no longer being distributed in the United States.

9vHPV is an inactivated 9-valent vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014. It contains 7 oncogenic (cancer-causing) HPV types (16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) and two HPV types that cause most genital warts (6 and 11). The 9vHPV vaccine is licensed for females and males age 9 through 45 years.

Last reviewed: October 13, 2023

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