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HPV vaccine cautions

Gardasil 9 is the HPV vaccine used in the childhood vaccination programme. Most people who are eligible for the HPV vaccine can receive it safely.

You should not have the vaccine if you’ve had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to:

  • a previous dose of the vaccine; or
  • an ingredient in the vaccine

More information about this vaccine, including ingredients, is available here: Gardasil 9 suspension for injection - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (emc) (

If you have a high temperature, are hot and shivery, or feel very unwell it’s better for you to wait until you feel better to have the vaccine. A minor cough or cold isn’t a reason to miss your vaccination.

Last Updated: 13/03/2023 13:48:23
The information on this page has been adapted by NHS Wales from original content supplied by NHS UK NHS website