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Is It Okay To Get A Gardasil Vaccine While You Are Sick With Common Cold
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
Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatricians: Most pediatricians offer it to their eligible patients. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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
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
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