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gardasil effective after 1 dose

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As long as at least one month has elapsed from the first dose.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Timing matters: The recommended waiting period for the 2nd & 3rd dose is based on the results of research studies during the development of the vaccine. Patients ... Read More
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not Recommended: The manufacturers recommend a 4 week minimum interval between the first and the second dose to be sure that your immune system respond adequately. Dis ... Read More

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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not fully protected: You need to receive all 3 doses of the Gardasil vaccine to have optimal protection against hpv. One dose of the vaccine is definitely suboptimal. Yo ... 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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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Within 3-4 wks: Antibody production takes some time, but is usually available in immune competent people within 3-4 wks.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The idea of taking a vaccine the way it is recommended is to get your system up to a good level of long lasting protection as soon as possible.You can ... Read More
A 38-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A delay of a few weeks or months in the 3 shot series will not stop the booster effect from happening.

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