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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Recommend: Most physicians recommend this vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a review of the adverse events following immunization for Gardasil between 2006 and 2008 and found advere effects similar to those observed for other vaccines. Despite recent concerns about safety, most experts continue to believe that the benefits outweigh risk. My daughters will get it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heard a lot of negative things about the HPV vaccine and my daughter recently got her first vaccine should I be worried of severe side effects?
No: The vaccine has been tested widely, and approved for use by the FDA. I have used it since it came out, and have never had any issues or side effects (other than the rare localized irritation that can occur with any immunization). Do not worry about this, as the vaccine can provide good coverage against many strains of HPV that could lead to Cervical cancer and/or genital warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: There is more than 1 strain of hpv, or human papilloma virus, that can lead to cervical or other cancers. Even if you know you have one strain it is beneficial to get the vaccine, which is now recommended for boys as well. A good adult iphone/ipad app resource for screening and vaccine information is my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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