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effectiveness of only one gardasil shot

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Not that I know of: Should be fine, I don't know of any vaccines that interact w/alcohol. That being said, make sure to drink responsibly!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Protection delay: It takes the body 2-3 weeks to develop protective antibody to a vaccine. This would apply to the gardisil. The first dose would start the process, but ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Partial protection: Because the research studies were done with 3 doses of Gardasil, it is not known how much antibody protection, and for how many years, a person would ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Enggano
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Incomplete immunity: If you only get one of the three Gardasil injections, you will not be fully vaccinated and therefore not derive full benefit or protection. It is imp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Poor protection: The protection created by series vaccines like Gardasil are tested & confirmed to provide a satisfactory level of protection for many years only when ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly yes: Even people who get all three shots of the vaccine within one year will still get hpv infections. The thought is that the vaccine will you clear the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, that is a normal reaction and you should continue the three shot series at 2 months and 6 months after the first one.
A female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
51 years experience Family Medicine
You : You have some protection from the first two shots and the third would boost that protection. If you are married and have only one sex partner, you wil ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The Gardasil 9 helps protect against the 2 common genital wart strains & 7 associated with cervical cancer. Cervarix (not Gardasil) contains 2&amp ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, same as flu shot: Gardasil is a newer vaccine and is as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Gardasil has similar side effects, too. Some people get arm sor ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 years for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital wart ... Read More
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