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Doctor insights on: Hpv Shot Schedule

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

Yes but...: Only in young infants. Forolder chiildren and adolescents, doses may be given in a schedule of 0, 1, and 6months; of 0, 1, and 4 months; or of 0, 2, and 4 months. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Skip dtap vaccine: Why would you like to do that.I suppose this question is for a child.Dtap vaccine is very important vaccine and it protects the children againt three deadly diseases, tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.It will be a very bad idea to skip this important vaccine. ...Read more

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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?

Mostly: It prevents infection with the strains that are most likely to cause cancer, and some of the strains that cause warts. ...Read more

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Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

Rotavirus vaccine timeframe? When should my infant get a rotavirus vaccine?

2 different vaccines: There are 2 brands available: Rotarix (2 dose schedule) and RotaTeq (3 dose schedule) both are started at baby's 2 month visit though can be given as early as six weeks. A second dose is given 6-8 weeks later (can receive as early as 4 weeks after) and third dose (depending on which vaccine) no later than 32 weeks of age. This is given by mouth and not as a shot. ...Read more

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Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Dtp vaccination schedule for new born?

Starts at 2 months: DTaP Vaccine first dose is not given till the age of two months.The following is the schedule for DTaP Vaccine 2-4-6Months 3 shots 15to18months 4-6 Years Total of five doses ...Read more

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My first two doses for HPV vaccine was cervarix. Is it okay to purchase a different vaccine (gardasil) for my third dose? Thanks.

My first two doses for HPV vaccine was cervarix. Is it okay to purchase a different vaccine (gardasil) for my third dose? Thanks.

Yes: Both vaccines provide coverage against the two most common cancer causing types, 16 and 18. Gardasil also provides protection against two type that cause genital warts. ...Read more

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Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

Does the meningococcal vaccine include a three shot series?

No: Dr degraw's answer is correct, but recently there is a formal recommendation for a booster shot to be given in teens 5 years or so after the first vaccination. ...Read more

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Can u get HPV after having the guardasil shot?

Can u get HPV after having the guardasil shot?

Yes: Gardasil cover 4 strains of hpv and there are more than 100 other strains out there. Luckily, Gardasil covers the 2 types that cause 90% of genital warts and the 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer. Gardasil is great, but it's not an excuse to not use condoms when having sex to protect yourself. ...Read more

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Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Who should get the HPV vaccine?

Most people: It is currently approved and recommended for men and women ages 9-26. The chances of catching hpv the first time you have sex is almost 50% if your partner is not a virgin so it's best to get the hpv vaccine before you become sexually active. ...Read more

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Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Male 33, Can i go for HPV vaccination (Gradasil 9).

Yes and no: I find that anyone with a competent immune system can benefit from this vaccine if they expect to be sexually active.No need if celibate.However, the vaccines approval from the FDA came for age 9-27.If asked I would give it "off-label" but the designation means most insurers would not cover the cost.This is over $200 /dose/x3 to the doc before you factor in nursing,supplies,record keeping. ...Read more

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When to get pregnant after finishing last shot of anti cervical cancer vaccine?

When to get pregnant after finishing last shot of anti cervical cancer vaccine?

Any time: The HPV vaccine is not at all risky in regard to conception and pregnancy. You don't need to delay at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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I received pre exposure vaccine schedule last month? Exposure again i received 4 shots? If again exposure how many days i safe from rabies infection?

I received pre exposure vaccine schedule last month? Exposure again i received 4 shots? If again exposure how many days i safe from rabies infection?

Relax: Once you complete the vaccine series you have ongoing protection for at least 2 years. Those in high risk occupations are encouraged to get boosters after 2 years or have a blood test to see if they still have a protective antibody level. ...Read more

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