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Who should get the gardasil shot?

Who should get the gardasil shot?

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 warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more

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Should i the gardasil shot when im sick?

Should i the gardasil shot when im sick?

Depends: For most, a minor illness will not alter the benefit of getting the shot as it will seek out and stimulate a part of your immune system not active with your illness. If you feel bad enough that you don't want to get out and get it done i would just do it when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What to be feeling after this gardasil shot?

What to be feeling after this gardasil shot?

Possibly nothing: You may not feel anything. Possible side effects from Gardasil include pain/redness/ swelling at the injection site, fever, headache or fainting. I have not seen abdominal pain listed as a side effect from gardasil. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of getting only the first dose of gardasil?

What are the benefits of getting only the first dose of gardasil?

Transient protection: You might acquire a few months or years of protection, but it would fade over time. Long term immunity would only be assured if the series were completed. ...Read more

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Should I get the gardasil? I am married.

Should I get the gardasil? I am married.

Maybe, maybe not: Everyone is at risk for catching the hpv strains that Gardasil protects against. The amount of risk ranges from almost none to very high. A married person, where neither spouse has the viruses (hard to tell) and neither spouse will catch the virus from a 3rd person (even harder to tell), is at very low risk for catching it. He or she can get the vaccine for peace of mind, or just for protection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to miss a gardasil shot by a few days?

Is it okay to miss a gardasil shot by a few days?

Yes: The vaccination schedule is 3 shots at 0, 2, and 6 months. If you miss your scheduled shot by 1-2 days it's ok. Just schedule a visit with your doctor as soon as possible to complete the vaccination series. ...Read more

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I heard gardasil is only for teens. Is this true?

I heard gardasil is only for teens. Is this true?

No: Gardasil is approved as a preventive measure for several strains of hpv known to be a factor in cervical cancer and genital warts. Because these viruses are so prevalent (>50% of the population), immunization ideally should occur before any sexual activity. Many insurances are approving this for males and females 9-26. Fine for older ages, but typically sexual activity has already occurred. ...Read more

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Can you start using gardasil and then change to cervarix?

Can you start using gardasil and then change to cervarix?

I would not. : You can. However, gaurdasil provides protection from more strains of hpv than cervarix. ...Read more

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How do I go about convincing teens to get gardasil shots?

How do I go about convincing teens to get gardasil shots?

A no-brainer: A vaccine that prevents a potentially fatal cancer, and that keeps you from transmitting the cause of that cancer to others...Who's wouldn't want that? ...Read more

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I got my first cervarix shot. Can i end up with gardasil?

I got my first cervarix shot.  Can i end up with gardasil?

HPV SHOTS: Gardasil given 1 month, then next month and then 6 months later are for boys. Cervarix are given for girls the same schedule as above, but if not available you can have gardasil. ...Read more

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I have to take gardasil and menactra together. Is that okay?

I have to take gardasil and menactra together. Is that okay?

Yes: Both can be given at the same time and will not interfere with the benefit of receiving either vaccine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take gardasil and menactra together?

Common practice: I often give these at the same time.They work well when given together or separate. ...Read more

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Are there any significant side effects of gardasil injection?

Are there any significant side effects of gardasil injection?

Nothing major: No major side effects have been linked to the Gardasil vaccine. Minor side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and pain at the injection site. ...Read more

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If you have been fingered, can you still recieve the gardasil shot?

If you have been fingered, can you still recieve the gardasil shot?

Not a real exposure: Such a contact would not be considered an HPV exposure, even if the person carried it.(on their genitals) Even those with a real exposure can benefit from the vaccine. A newer 9 strain vaccine may be available.If you have never,been exposed. had HPV, or only had a single strain, you could benefit by building resistance to other strains. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the second gardasil shot later than recommended?

Is it safe to take the second gardasil shot later than recommended?

Yes: The normal schedule is to get the first dose and then the 2nd 2 months later followed by the 3rd dose 4 months after that. Many patients miss a dose. If you miss a dose you just start where you left off. You do not need to start over. As long as you did not catch hpv during the time lapse the vaccine will still be equally as effective. ...Read more

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Does gardasil or cervarix will last forever and no repeat shot needed?

Does gardasil or cervarix will last forever and no repeat shot needed?

Hard to say: Viral vaccines have a good track record for lasting a long time, compared to bacterial vaccines like the whooping cough or tetanus, which need boosters.To say yes, we will need realtime data from the user population decades after the initial series was completed.The inital HPV vaccines were appropved for general use in 2006, and data to date looks good, but only time will tell. ...Read more

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Can i get my second gardasil earlier like 10 days before the due date?

2 months: The second dose needs to be 2 months (or 8 weeks) from the first dose. Having it too soon may or may not be as effective. It's best to follow the regular schedule. The third dose is 6 months from the first one. If you miss the date for the 2nd or 3rd, you just continue from that point (starting over is not needed) ...Read more

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Will the gardasil shot prevent me from having children later on in life?

Will the gardasil shot prevent me from having children later on in life?

No: This vaccine has no direct impact on your fertility. Indirectly, it will likely prevent many from developing cervical cancer & needing a hysterectomy. So in many ways, it may help people have kids that might not otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you start using gardasil and then end using cervarix? Is that fine to do?

Can you start using gardasil and then end using cervarix?  Is that fine to do?

I would not. : You can. However, gaurdasil provides protection from more strains of hpv than cervarix. ...Read more