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What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

What's the expert opinion, could the HPV vaccine be given to children as a part of the regular vaccination schedule?

Already recommended: The vaccine is already recommended by the cdc, aap, aafp and acip as part of the routine childhood immunization schedule for both boys/ girls. We give it in our office starting at the 11 y/o well child check. Not many, if any states mandate it for school yet because of its controversy related to it being a vaccine to protect against an infection you get with sex. Get it sooner rather that too late. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Could I have the HPV immunization twice?

Could I have the HPV immunization twice?

Series is 3: The full series of this vaccine includes 3 doses. ...Read more

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Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

FDA indications: When a company asks for permission to license a vaccine product it must gather testing reports to show effectiveness in the target populations (age, sex).Every age group tested provides unique problems.It's much easier to find negative hpv subjects in 10yo than 50 yo & prove the shot helped develop protective antibodies.Although the shot may help any adult, the approval comes for the target group. ...Read more

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Arm just became swollen three weeks after HPV immunization, what to do?

Arm just became swollen three weeks after HPV immunization, what to do?

Immunization : It sounds after three weeks, that this is probably not an immunization reaction but possibly an infection at the site of the immunization. Check to see if it is red,lumpy, warm to the touch or painful. HPV is not a live virus so the reaction to the antigen in the vaccine would not be 3 weeks later. ...Read more

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What to do if my arm just became swollen three weeks after HPV immunization?

What to do if my arm just became swollen three weeks after HPV immunization?

Get it checked: Pain at the injection site from a vaccine should not recur after the initial discomfort has resolved. Symptoms that return are either due to another unrelated cause, or possibly due to an infection at the injection site. An in person examination would be required to sort this out. ...Read more

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How can the new HPV shot work as a vaccine?

How can  the new HPV shot work as a vaccine?

Complex Mechanism: The two vaccines are "attenuated". This means that only a portion of some hpv strains are attached to molecules that activate your immune system. You are not given a complete hpv virus, but only a part to train your body's immune system to recognize and target the virus strains. It does not treat cancer. For complete details, please visit http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index. ...Read more

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Can i still pass HPV if I have gotten the vaccine ?

Can i still pass HPV if I have gotten the vaccine ?

Depends: There are dozens of strains of hpv but those of most interest include the 4 in the gardasil.If you completed the series before you were exposed to any of these strains, you are not likely to ever get them or pass them. Any strain you acquired before the vaccine could still be passed. ...Read more

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What forms of HPV does the vaccine protect you from?

6,11,16,18: I believe these are the HPV types the vaccine protects against which helps in preventing warts and cervical cancer. HPV types: type 6, 11, 16 and 18 ...Read more

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If I have HPV can can I still take the vaccine will it help?

If I have HPV can can I still take the vaccine will it help?

Yes: You may be infected by one geno type , there are 3 more types that cause gentle hpv viruses. ...Read more

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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