Are You Eligible for Publicly-funded HPV vaccines in B.C.?


Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) protects against:

Gardasil 9 covers HPV strains 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 and is indicated to protect against:

● Cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancers caused by strains 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.

● Genital warts caused by strains 6 and 11.

● Precancerous lesions caused by strains 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58

Who should get the vaccine:

In British Columbia, Gardasil-9 is provided to children as part of their grade 6 routine immunization program. The series starts between the ages of 9 and 14 years for all children. However, routine and catch-up vaccinations are recommended through age 26, for males and up to age 45 for females.