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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