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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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