GARDASIL®9 is the first and only vaccine that helps protect individuals aged 9–45 against 9 human papillomavirus (HPV) types that can cause certain cancers & diseases.
Public coverage for GARDASIL®9 is available and varies by province or territory, and by age or risk factors.
FACT: HPV doesn’t discriminate between the sexes. Men and women who are sexually active are equally at risk of getting an HPV infection.Learn more
FACT: Being in a monogamous relationship does NOT protect you from HPV infections.Learn more
FACT: HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. It is estimated that 75% of sexually active Canadians will have at least one HPV infection in their lifetime.Learn more
FACT: Condoms may not be enough to protect you against HPV – they only protect the area they cover.Learn more
Even if you think you’re too young, you could still be at risk. This is Christa’s C-story.
Diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 33.
“On the day I gave birth to my son, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Nothing could have been more of a shock to me. I struggled to share the news of my diagnosis with loved ones because I didn’t want this serious news to take away from the very exciting news that I had given birth to a beautiful baby boy.”
Christa was an incredible mother. Although she sadly did not survive her battle with cancer, she was a fighter and was open and honest about her illness.