A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this vaccine. It is given as a shot in the muscle of your upper arm.
To get the best possible protection against infection with the HPV virus, you should complete the vaccine dosing schedule, even if you are not directly exposed to HPV.
This vaccine is usually given as three shots. You will need another dose at 1 month and 6 months after the first dose, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
This medicine comes with a patient information insert. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.