The Gardasil 9 Vaccine for Papillomavirus (HPV)

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of over 150 related viruses, known for causing warts on various body parts. While HPV types 6 and 11 lead to 90% of genital warts, they are referred to as low risk and are not typically linked to cancer. On the other hand, high-risk HPV can transform cells from normal to abnormal, leading to cancer. Types 16 and 18 are most commonly associated with the development of cancer, together accounting for about 70% of cervical cancers. In addition, HPV 16 is strongly associated with anal cancer and throat cancer.

While warts on other parts of the body like the hands result from different types of HPV, they don't cause genital warts. The majority of HPV infections are temporary, often clearing naturally. However, persistent high-risk HPV infections can result in cervical and other significant cancers, including those of the anus, oropharynx, and genital regions.


Who is eligible for a Gardasil 9 vaccination?

Anyone who is aged between 9 and 26 years is eligible for a funded course of Gardasil 9.  We are also able to administer a non funded course for those up to the age of 45 years.  Please phone use for the current pricing.


Are there any potential side effects?

Every medication can have side effects, vaccinations are no different.  Most side effects from vaccination will settle within a few days and can be managed by resting and drinking plenty of fluids. If you are concerned about a reaction you might be having to your vaccination phone us on 03 477 9793 or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Common reponses:

  • Fainting - usually caused as a stress response to being vaccinated
  • Pain and swelling at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue


More information including how to book:

Our qualified Vaccinating Pharmacists administer a number of funded and non-funded vaccinations.


Information for after your vaccination

After your vaccination