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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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Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Nope: That is too short of an interval between doses. While doing that second dose won't hurt you, it won't count toward the doses needed for full protection. There has to be a minimum of 4 weeks between doses 1 & 2 for hepatits b vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Yes: Yes. TDap is safe in pregnancy and is recommended to be given to all pregnant women between 27 and 36 weeks. It most importantly protects from Pertussis, or the "whooping cough" and allows for transfer of antibodies from you to your baby through the placenta and then through breastfeeding. This is important as your baby cannot get fully vaccinated in the first few months of life. ...Read more

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How effective is the Depo-Provera shot if your getting it for the first time ? Is it safe to have unsafe sex after your first Depo-Provera shot?

How effective is the Depo-Provera shot if your getting it for the first time ? Is it safe to have unsafe sex after your first Depo-Provera shot?

Depo is effective: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection is extremely effective and, yes, it works with the first injection. If given within the first 7 days after your period starts, you are protected from pregnancy immediately. It is never safe to have "unsafe" sex as you should always protect against sexually transmitted infections with barrier protection, such as latex or female condoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get three vaccinations at the same time?

Is it safe to get three vaccinations at the same time?

Should be.: Some vaccinations have three components in them. Sometimes it is needed to give more than one vaccination at a time. Not a major issue must of the time but it depends on the vaccine and whether it a weakened one or a killed one or a subunit one. ...Read more

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Is it okay to receive four doses of HPV vaccine?

Is it okay to receive four doses of HPV vaccine?

You only need 3doses: You only need 3 doses but if you get 4 by error it is ok ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to only get the Tdap vaccine once in your lifetime, if it only protects against pertussis for a few years?

Why is it recommended to only get the Tdap vaccine once in your lifetime, if it only protects against pertussis for a few years?

Explanation : All adults already immunized in early childhood and teenager age to DtaP and TdaP. P is for pertussis. Usually average time of immunity after vaccination just around 10 years. TdaP now recommended for pregnant women for prevention newborn babies ,who is very vulnerable. And boost mother,s immunity to diphtheria. In some country that is important as well. ...Read more

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Is it alright for me to take a pneumoccocal vaccine and flu shot at the same time? Tyvm

Is it alright for me to take a pneumoccocal vaccine and flu shot at the same time? Tyvm

Yes: It is routinely done. I would recommend getting them in separate locations, ie, right and left. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Yes: The vaccines are one of the most important health advances in the 20th century and research is ongoing.There are always skeptics, and misinformation circulated by the vaccine haters have lead to substantial increases in whooping cough deaths in the US. At 2500 cases and no deaths in the 90's, there were 40000 cases and 30 deaths last yr. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have the 3rd dose of twinrix less than 21 days?

When was first ??: Usually 0, 1month, 6 month but can for certain reasons be accelerated and 3 doses in 1 month with a booster at 1 year. ...Read more

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I received a hepatitis a vaccination is it okay to take mdma the day after?

I received a hepatitis a vaccination is it okay to take mdma the day after?

No problem, but...: The wise thing is to not use MDNA at all. But not because of your hep A vaccination; it makes no difference. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get more than one flu shot per year?

Is it safe to get more than one flu shot per year?

Safe: Unnecessary, but safe. I myself have had an extra flu shot by mistake one year with no ill effects. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Can you still get HPV before getting the 3rd Gardasil shot? Do the shots work even if TA more time than the recommended wait time between them?

Yes: keep in mind the vaccine covers certain strains and it is possible to get a strain that is not covered, or you may not respond to the vaccine as well. The time frame is fine as long as it is longer than recommended ...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?

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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Are there any doctors on here who have had patients take gardasil? This vaccine is very new to me even though its been around awhile, and I am not shore if its a safe bet to try. Have yet to be diagnose w/ any type of STD yet so as far as i know I am in

Are there any doctors on here who have had patients take gardasil? This vaccine is very new to me even though its been around awhile, and I am not shore if its a safe bet to try.

Have yet to be diagnose w/ any type of STD yet so as far as i know I am in

I'm : I'm a pediatrician, and judging from your question you are in the over 18 category! but, i just wanted to add a little to the great answer given by dr. Alvin bay lin. In pediatrics, we do routinely recommend Gardasil (against human papillomavirus) to both boys and girls. All hpv vaccines thus far are licensed for 9 - 26 year olds, as mentioned, and in pediatrics we typically target the 11 or 12 year old visit to give this. It is very important to have this shot administered before a child or adult is sexually active to have an effect; once a person is infected with a certain strain of hpv the vaccine will not help prevent that infection. Gardasil is specifically licensed to protect against 4 types of hpv - 2 which can cause genital warts and 2 which can cause cervical or penile cancer. There are other products on the market that only protect against 2 strains; in my state the vaccines for children program is covering Gardasil specifically so that is what we use. These shots need to be given at 0, 2 and 6 months (at a minimum) and they cost ~ $300 per shot in our state, so i definitely recommend parents have their children vaccinated before they are too old to be covered by the parent's (or medicaid) insurance. Side effects for this vaccine have been mild - like any other shot, you can have redness, swelling and pain at the site of the shot. There have been reports of slightly higher rates of fainting in our teenage girls! (i probably would have been in that group myself as a teenager). But most people do very well with this shot. If i assume you did have genital warts, then the chances are you are already exposed to at least one strain of hpv; this means the Gardasil vaccine may not be as effective in you as compared to others, but then it also could mean you're preventing three other types of hpv infection! so, in general, i would recommend it if you were my teenage patient! finally, for the adult women, it's important to remember that just because you get the Gardasil vaccine, you don't get out of the annual pap smear! it's important to have this screening done as recommended by your ob/gyn or general doctor. Good luck with the decision! sincerely - dr. Marney gundlach. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil shot painful?

Is the gardasil shot painful?

Varies: All vaccines may cause some local discomfort, some more than others. Gardisil may have a higher number of patients with sore arms. This side effect is certainly better than developing cancer! be wise and immunize! ...Read more

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Gardasil work after one shot?

Gardasil work after one shot?

Protection delay: It takes the body 2-3 weeks to develop protective antibody to a vaccine. This would apply to the gardisil. The first dose would start the process, but long term protection would require completion of the series. ...Read more

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Who should get the gardasil shot?

Who should get the gardasil shot?

Gardasil indications: Merck, the vaccine manufacturer, recommends vaccination for people age 9-26 years for prevention of some of the strains of HPV that cause genital warts and certain cancers. It will not treat the infection if it has already been transmitted, but may offer protection from getting infected with other strains. ...Read more

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Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Where do you get the gardasil shot?

Usually in the arm: I suppose you could ask for it to be given somewhere else, but it is usually given in the upper arm. ...Read more

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How long does gardasil take to work?

How long does gardasil take to work?

Gardasil: For the hpv vaccine to work best, it is very important for preteens to get all 3 doses (shots) long (over 6 months) before any sexual activity with another person begins. ...Read more

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What are risks of the gardasil shots?

Minor pain...: ...at the injection site is the only known side effect. It typicallly is gone in a couple of days. Except in the very rare instance in which someone has had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine, almost all young people should be vaccinated. ...Read more

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What is the gardasil shot for for men?

What is the gardasil shot for for men?

Prevents Cancer: A vaccine to prevent acquisition of certain strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease that is the sole cause of cervical cancer in women and the cause of other cancer in men such as anal, penile or throat cancer. ...Read more

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How painful is the first gardasil shot?

How painful is the first gardasil shot?

Same as any vaccine: Gardasil is a newer vaccine and is as safe as the meningitis, hepatitis, or flu shots. Gardasil has similar side effects, too. Some people get mild arm soreness, slight fever or headache, etc... Gardasil is an anti-cancer vaccine (in the U.S., 3000-4000 women die each year from cervical cancer, now a vaccine-preventable disease). ...Read more

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Should i the gardasil shot when im sick?

Should i the gardasil shot when im sick?

Depends: For most, a minor illness will not alter the benefit of getting the shot as it will seek out and stimulate a part of your immune system not active with your illness. If you feel bad enough that you don't want to get out and get it done i would just do it when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What are the views on the gardasil shots?

What are the views on the gardasil shots?

Great potential: It is a safe, low risk vaccination that has great potential benefit in the primary prevention of hpv, which is a cancer-causing virus. You should make every effort to get vaccinated and educate others about it. ...Read more

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