Gardasil 9

Did you know there is a vaccine that can prevent cancer?

Gardasil 9 is a vaccination against 9 types of HPV that are responsible for cervical, vaginal, vulvar, some head and neck cancers and genital warts. Even if you have had HPV, it can still protect you from other strains! You can be vaccinated as early as 9 all the way up until 45. This is available for boys too! If you are vaccinated before 15, it is two doses. After that, there are three. While getting vaxed is a huge “you go girl” moment, remember it doesn’t replace your need for STI screening or pap smears. Bummer, I know.

*A few others to keep in mind* (can elaborate on these for blog purposes)

  • Meningococcal
  • Flu
  • Covid


Meningitis is a baddie that can cause swelling in your brain and spinal cord. Most people are vaccinated around 11 or 12, and again at 16. But, the new Meningitis B vaccine is recommended especially for college students living in close quarters. While roomies are fun, and you may want to share all the things- this virus is not one of them.


The flu is one trend we can count on to be around year after year. Flu is known to spread like wildfire and can really put a damper on winter vacay plans. In more serious cases, it can be fatal. We know it’s easily spread by being around someone who is coughing or sneezing. So wash your hands and get your flu shots, Charlees. We know you don’t have time to be sick.


Remember this one that crushed all dreams from approximately 2020-2022? Yeah, it’s still creepin’ and there’s a vaccine for it.