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Is the HPV vaccination important?

Is the HPV vaccination important?

YES !!!!: Only if you want to try to prevent 70% of the cases of cervical cancer in the usa and a number of cases of anal cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Is HPV vaccination done for kids too?

Starts At Age 9YEARS: This is series of three doses and 1st dose can be given as early as 9 years age ...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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How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

3 shot series: The Gardasil quadrivalent vaccine is given as a 3 shot series over a 6m period. ...Read more

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Are there any special risks with the HPV vaccination?

Are there any special risks with the HPV vaccination?

Minor ones: Some people experience pain at the site, may faint, but no serious adverse effects direclty attributable to the vaccine are known. ...Read more

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Could i potentially have my HPV vaccination at a hospital?

Could i potentially have my HPV vaccination at a hospital?

Maybe,maybe not: The hpv vaccine is expensive and not part of many hospital protocols like flu containment or pneumonia vaccines for older patients or tetanus shots in the er. It is not available through the hospitals in my location. ...Read more

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What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

What are the risks with the HPV vaccination?

Pain,soreness,syncop: HPV Vaccine is a safe vaccine inspite of the controversy surrounding due to ignorance of certain politicians Like any vaccine it can cause pain at the site,local reaction and soreness and reported rarely Syncope after receiving the shot and that is very very rare ...Read more

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How can I know if my daughter should get the HPV vaccination?

If she is At risk: If she is sexually active at a young age and has or has had multiple partners then perhaps you should consider it. I am opposed to this vaccine in young girls with good values who are not sexually active and not at risk.. She can wait til she is 18 and decide for herself. Research it. There have been over 40 deaths from this vaccine. Discuss with your physician as well. ...Read more

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Should children have an HPV vaccination before they enroll in school?

Yes: Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine. Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection! ...Read more

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Does HPV vaccination confers lifelong immunity? Some journal says it is only for 5 years

Unknown: The vaccine hasn't been around long enough for research studies to show whether the vaccine confers lifelong immunity. It does seems quite effective. So far we do know that the vaccine is effective for at least 10 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more