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Hpv Shot Schedule
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If vaccinated before becoming sexually active, does HPV vaccine save us from HPV infection for life?
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
My first two doses for HPV vaccine was cervarix. Is it okay to purchase a different vaccine (gardasil) for my third dose? Thanks.
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If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.
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
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