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Can I get the gardasil shot if i'm pregnant?

Can I get the gardasil shot if i'm pregnant?

Yes and no: There is no evidence at this time of fetal harm from gardasil, and there probably never will be as it's not a live vaccine, but the manufacturer recommends waiting until after you deliver before starting the series. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I took the gardasil shot. Will the shot have any effect on my baby?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I took the gardasil shot.  Will the shot have any effect on my baby?

Category B: The fda grades the risk involved with any medication exposure during pregnancy from a(no risk) to d (risk seen) and x never ever use. Gardasil is rated a b , indicating that no specific issues are known & animal studies show no problems but not enough data on human experience is available to give it an a. Those found pregnant after starting the series should defer completion until after delivery. ...Read more

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If you get gardasil, can you get pregnant?

If you get gardasil, can you get pregnant?

Yes.: Gardasil is a vaccine against certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). It prevents infection with high risk types of the virus that increase the risk of cervical cancer and genital warts. Gardasil in not a form of birth control. If you're asking should you get pregnant after vaccination, the recommendation is to wait at least 30 days. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Gurdasil/pregnancy: Since it is a vaccine used to prevent hpv infection, i will hold the vaccine till after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the second gardasil shot later than recommended?

Is it safe to take the second gardasil shot later than recommended?

Yes: The normal schedule is to get the first dose and then the 2nd 2 months later followed by the 3rd dose 4 months after that. Many patients miss a dose. If you miss a dose you just start where you left off. You do not need to start over. As long as you did not catch hpv during the time lapse the vaccine will still be equally as effective. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety about getting shots. Can I smoke weed before I get my gardasil shot?

I have bad anxiety about getting shots. Can I smoke weed before I get my gardasil shot?

Not recommended: I cannot recommend that you commit an act that may break local or federal laws. You use of weed would not interfere with the effect f the vaccine. ...Read more

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What will happen if you only get one gardasil shot and do not take the other two?

What will happen if you only get one gardasil shot and do not take the other two?

Poor protection: The protection created by series vaccines like Gardasil are tested & confirmed to provide a satisfactory level of protection for many years only when the series is completed . Failure to complete the series will result in some who are not protected or whose protection disappears over time. The series can be resumed with an extended delay & still yield benefits. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I took the vaccine gardasil for HPV in 2008 how long does it take to wear off and do I need to get another shot again?

Gardasil: If you received 3 shots og gardasil over a six month period you adequately protected. If you did not have three shots you will have to start again assuming you are under 26 years of age ...Read more

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My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?

My now 18 year old daughter had the gardasil HPV shot 4 years ago. Since then she has flat warts on her leg. Bad?

Different strain: The flat wart on the skin surface is caused by strains of the virus that are not in the vaccine. It has no particular significance.There are in excess of 100 strains, and only 4 that cause the major problems in humans are in the vaccine. ...Read more

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If recently pregnant can the gardisil shoot kill the fetus or cause a miscarriage?

If recently pregnant can the gardisil shoot kill the fetus or cause a miscarriage?

Your fine: The vaccine is not a live vaccine, it is part of the exterior so that you form an immune reaction. There're is no evidence of adverse pregnancy outcome. ...Read more