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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

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What happens if you only get one gardasil shot and refuse the other two?

What happens if you only get one gardasil shot and refuse the other two?

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 have with just one shot. There should be some protection. New studies are being done, especially for developing countries (due to the high cost of the vaccine), to see if just one or two doses are adequately protective. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Gurdasil/pregnancy: Since it is a vaccine used to prevent hpv infection, i will hold the vaccine till after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Yes: Gardasil is effective regardless of chlamydia exposure. The vaccine will still allow your immune system to build immunity against the hpv virus assuming you are not infected with it already. Gardasil will not treat chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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Gardasil work after one shot?

Gardasil work after one shot?

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 long term protection would require completion of the series. ...Read more

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How long does it take gardasil to kick in?

How long does it take gardasil to kick in?

Protection delay: It takes the body 2-3 weeks to develop protective antibody to a vaccine. This would apply to the gardasil. The first dose would start the process, but long term protection would require completion of the series. It will not protect you against agents not in the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is constant nausea and vomiting a side effect of the gardasil vaccine?

Is constant nausea and vomiting a side effect of the gardasil vaccine?

No: The Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine does not cause constant nausea and vomiting. Such symptoms should be evaluated by a primary care doctor to see what the real cause is, such as a stomach virus infection, strep throat, medicine effects, toxin effects, etc... ...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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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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How much protection does the HPV vacine gardasil give you ?

Update: As of now in 2017 the new Gardasil 9 has added material that helps you develop antibodies against 5 additional strains of HPV that brings to 7 the cancer associated strains covered. As cited by Dr.Lopez, this is only helpful if given before exposure to the strains involved. Even though the vaccine helps, it will never eliminate the need to do periodic pap smears to detect early cervical cancer. ...Read more

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My daughter has not had a period in years and I attribute this from Gardasil as I have also read this is happening to many young women.

My daughter has not had a period in years and I attribute this from Gardasil as I have also read this is happening to many young women.

Not Sure: Actually a review of the literaturs shows only 1 reported case of amenorrhea ( no periods) after taking Gardasil as reported to VAERS. I would definitely have her look into other causes of the secondary loss of periods. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil shot painful?

Is the gardasil shot painful?

Varies: All vaccines may cause some local discomfort, some more than others. Gardisil may have a higher number of patients with sore arms. This side effect is certainly better than developing cancer! be wise and immunize! ...Read more

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Gardasil work after one shot?

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 long term protection would require completion of the series. ...Read more

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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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When does gardasil start working?

When does gardasil start working?

Depends: When the first dose is given, there is some evidence of immunity within 3 months. However, it is important to get all three doses according to the appropriate schedule in order to get complete protection. The best time to get the vaccine is in the early teens before the patient has had any sexual activity. ...Read more

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Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Usually in the arm: I suppose you could ask for it to be given somewhere else, but it is usually given in the upper arm. ...Read more

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How long does gardasil take to work?

How long does gardasil take to work?

Gardasil: For the hpv vaccine to work best, it is very important for preteens to get all 3 doses (shots) long (over 6 months) before any sexual activity with another person begins. ...Read more

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What are risks of the gardasil shots?

Minor pain...: ...at the injection site is the only known side effect. It typicallly is gone in a couple of days. Except in the very rare instance in which someone has had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine, almost all young people should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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