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Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Is it okay to get a gardasil vaccine while you are sick with common cold?

Yes: Having symptoms of a common cold is not a reason to delay a Gardasil shot. The vaccination won't affect the outcome of the cold symptoms. A person need not skip any routine vaccinations due to mild cold symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Gardasil Vaccine (Definition)

The HPV vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV spreads mostly through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV. HPV vaccination is expected to prevent about 70% ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Is it safe to get a gardasil vaccine while already sick with a cold?

Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...Read more

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I am about to get my first shot of the gardasil vaccine today. Are there any unusual side effects?

Rare side effect: There is a rare and unusual side effect that affects a few women - getting lightheaded and dizzy and occassional one that actually faints after the vaccine. Some docs actually want you to wait around in the office for 15 or 20 minutes after the shot to see if that happens. I just advise my patients not to drive or use machinery for an hour after the vaccine. But this is a very rare occurence. ...Read more

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Do you need to get the gardasil vaccine if you're not sexually active?

Depends: At 34 years of age, you will not qualify for insurance coverage under the recommended guidelines for the vaccine to be given. Current recomendations are for ages between 9-26 so the vaccine will hopefully be given before the patient becomes sexually active. If you personally never intend to become active, then there is no need for the vaccine. ...Read more

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Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Depends: Symptoms may not appear or be recognized after you pick up a strain that may produce warts in the future.The primary target for the vaccine is the early teen or young adult with no prior sexual activity. For those the vaccine will have its highest success. For older sexually active adults it can still help prevent acquiring new strains. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get the gardasil vaccine?

Do you think I should get the gardasil vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not: Your age is listed as 49 and the target population for this vaccine is 9-26 yrs. Generating protective antibodies to the 4 strains in the vaccine is useful to those approaching the sexually active years, but of limited value to those already exposed.Insurers seldom cover it over 26 and it is an expensive series.I consider it a good vaccine with > 30 years of research behind it. Your call. ...Read more

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How important is it to get the gardasil vaccine?

Important Vaccine: Gardasil is an important vaccine to prevent a very common sexually transmitted diseases caused by HPV Virus.Which is responsible cancer of cervix,anus and oral cavity It is given from age 9 years to26 only ...Read more

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Where can I get the gardasil vaccine in the states?

Pediatricians: Most pediatricians offer it to their eligible patients. ...Read more

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Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Should I get the the gardasil vaccine if I have hpv?

Yes: Most of the time women don't know exactly which hpv type they are infected with. In addition, women often clear hpv infection all by themselves! for these reasons, you should be vaccinated regardless of hpv status. ...Read more

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Has your daughter suddenly started having health problems after the gardasil vaccine?

No: I have given hundreds of Gardasil vaccines to my patients, as well as to my own daughters. I have never seen, in any of my patients, or my own children, any health problems after vaccination. Yes, the shot may hurt, and some patients pass out after the shot, but this is an acute issue, not a long term one. ...Read more

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Would i be unwise to wait until my gardasil vaccine has taken effect to have vaginal sex?

Gardasil: This would be the best thing to do, you are not being a nerd at all. You are being careful and wanting to protect yourself. Good for you. I hope this helps. ...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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I had the gardasil vaccine years before my hpv. Could i still have oral hpv?

Different strain: Early hpv vaccination doesn't protect against all types of hpv, only specific ones associated with cervical cancer. You likely have an hpv type not covered by the vaccine. ...Read more

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I think i only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am i still protected against hpv?

I think i only received two shots of the gardasil vaccine am i still protected against hpv?

Probably not: The recommendation for gardisil is all three vaccines within 6 months. There are no studies to suggest you will be protected after only 2 shots. The good news is, you don't need to start over, even if the time for your 3rd shot has passed. Call your physician and make an appt for your final vaccine. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Does the gardasil vaccine for HPV had any harmful side effects?

Well, yes: Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. ...Read more

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What is gardasil vaccine used for?

What is gardasil vaccine used for?

HPV Vaccine: Gardasil is a vaccine against human papilloma virus. Hpv is one cause of cervical cancer. The vaccine is given to girls and boys age 9-26 years of age. Hpv is transmitted through exchange of body fluids including semen and vaginal secretions. All 3 doses should be completed prior to any sexual activity. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

Is the gardasil vaccine bad for women?

No: It is a safe and effective vaccine approved for men and women between the ages of 9 and 26. ...Read more

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What type shot does the gardasil vaccine come in?

Intramuscular: Im, or intramuscular, means it is injected directly into the muscle. Typically, a very thin 1 inch long needle is used, and it takes a couple of seconds to get the shot. Gardasil does make your arm ache for a day or 2 afterwards -- be prepared. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more