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Doctor insights on: Can You Get A Gardasil Vaccine When Sick With Cold

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Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Gardasil Vaccine (Definition)

The HPV vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV spreads mostly through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV. HPV vaccination is expected to prevent about 70% ...Read more


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Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Yes: Having symptoms of a common cold is not a reason to delay a Gardasil shot. The vaccination won't affect the outcome of the cold symptoms. A person need not skip any routine vaccinations due to mild cold symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get the gardasil vaccine?

Do you think I should get the gardasil vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not: Your age is listed as 49 and the target population for this vaccine is 9-26 yrs. Generating protective antibodies to the 4 strains in the vaccine is useful to those approaching the sexually active years, but of limited value to those already exposed.Insurers seldom cover it over 26 and it is an expensive series.I consider it a good vaccine with > 30 years of research behind it. Your call. ...Read more

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How important is it to get the gardasil vaccine?

Important Vaccine: Gardasil is an important vaccine to prevent a very common sexually transmitted diseases caused by HPV Virus.Which is responsible cancer of cervix,anus and oral cavity It is given from age 9 years to26 only ...Read more

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Where can I get the gardasil vaccine in the states?

Pediatricians: Most pediatricians offer it to their eligible patients. ...Read more

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I am about to get my first shot of the gardasil vaccine today. Are there any unusual side effects?

Rare side effect: There is a rare and unusual side effect that affects a few women - getting lightheaded and dizzy and occassional one that actually faints after the vaccine. Some docs actually want you to wait around in the office for 15 or 20 minutes after the shot to see if that happens. I just advise my patients not to drive or use machinery for an hour after the vaccine. But this is a very rare occurence. ...Read more

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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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Do you need to get the gardasil vaccine if you're not sexually active?

Depends: At 34 years of age, you will not qualify for insurance coverage under the recommended guidelines for the vaccine to be given. Current recomendations are for ages between 9-26 so the vaccine will hopefully be given before the patient becomes sexually active. If you personally never intend to become active, then there is no need for the vaccine. ...Read more

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Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Depends: Symptoms may not appear or be recognized after you pick up a strain that may produce warts in the future.The primary target for the vaccine is the early teen or young adult with no prior sexual activity. For those the vaccine will have its highest success. For older sexually active adults it can still help prevent acquiring new strains. ...Read more

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What is gardasil vaccine used for?

What is gardasil vaccine used for?

HPV Vaccine: Gardasil is a vaccine against human papilloma virus. Hpv is one cause of cervical cancer. The vaccine is given to girls and boys age 9-26 years of age. Hpv is transmitted through exchange of body fluids including semen and vaginal secretions. All 3 doses should be completed prior to any sexual activity. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more