Do you need to get the gardasil vaccine if you're not sexually active?

Depends. At 34 years of age, you will not qualify for insurance coverage under the recommended guidelines for the vaccine to be given. Current recomendations are for ages between 9-26 so the vaccine will hopefully be given before the patient becomes sexually active. If you personally never intend to become active, then there is no need for the vaccine.

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If I had the Gardasil HPV vaccine administered before I was sexually active, does that protect me from HPV related oral/throat cancers once sexually active?

Most probably. Yes but the Gardasil vaccine will only protect you against some diseases and tumors associated with or caused by only 2 oncogenic HPV strains (16 and 18) and not against the many others which can also cause genital (vulvar, vaginal, cervical )....anal, perineal , head and neck or oropharyngeal diseases (oral/throat cancers). Read more...
HPV. The ministration of Gargus reduces the chance you have of contracting HPV virus thus you have less chance of getting these related cancers. Read more...
Some. The earlier Gardasil provides protection against 2 of the main strains involved with the cancers you list.A new Gardasil(9) has included other strains that cover 5 more strains that are associated with rare forms of cancer. No vaccine is 100% protective so you should maintain a normal pattern of health exams regardless of vaccination status. Read more...

If I received the first Gardasil vaccination before I was sexually active, should I get Gardasil 9 to be safe even though I am sexually active? I am abstinent at the moment and have been for over 3 years

Possibly, but. Gardasil 9 covers 5 HPV types not present in the Quadrivalent vaccine. These serotypes may account for 20% of cervical cancer. YOUR individual risk of getting cervical cancer from these 5 types is VERY low. The incidence of CIN 1-3 is about 5 out of 1000 pap tests. 20% x .005 = A 1 in 1000 chance of your getting cervical cancer from these 5 serotypes. Gardasil 9 is approved up to age 26. Read more...
No guideline in 2015. Everyone is at risk for catching the HPV strains that Gardasil protects against. The risk ranges from almost none to very high. A married person, where neither spouse has the viruses (hard to tell) and neither spouse will catch the virus from a 3rd person (even harder to tell), is at very low risk. Currently, there is not a guideline saying people who got Gardasil should get a Gardasil-9 booster. Read more...

I'm 24, sexually active. Can I still get HPV vaccine? Is there any risk of getting it?

Yes there are risks. but few . Risk(s) of HPV vaccine out weigh the benefits will reduce dramatically incidence of cervical and vaginal cancers Gardasil vaccine is fairly safe but possible to have in few vaccination complications , and very rarely even death. Usual age is 11 to 21 , at 24 you are at upper limit. Speak to your doctor. Read more...
9to26 years. Vaccine is safe and you can get local action like any vaccine and is s safe s any vaccine Discuss with your doctor or gynecologist It is given from 9years to 26 years age. Read more...

Should I get the gardasil vaccination if I am not sexually active?

Yes. Although hpv is an std, many sexual encounters occur in the passion of the moment and are not planned. Then it may be too late as the vaccine seems to work better before infection, not as well after. Read more...
Yes. In our real world, unexpected events occur every day. Human papilloma virus vaccine protects girls and women, regardless of how they come into contact with the viruses. America is a very safe country, but unfortunately, "date rape" and violent assaults happen from time to time. Criminals do carry hpv viruses, and can infect their victims. Hpv vaccines are protective in any situation. Read more...
No. Guardsil vaccine is approved to be given to girils/women age 9to26 You have past the age. Read more...

I'm not sure, but should one get the gardasil vaccination if they are not sexually active?

Yes. Since hpv is a sexually transmitted virus, it is ideal to be vaccinated against the virus before one becomes sexually active. Once a person is having sex, they may become infected with hpv if unvaccinated. At that point, the vaccine will do little to protect against the strain a person is infected with. It may however protect against the remining strains in the vaccine. Read more...
Yes. Regardless of sexual activity, you should be vaccinated if between the ages of 9 and 26. It is more effective if vaccination occurs prior to sexual activity, but you can still derive benefit even if already sexually active. Read more...