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Sore Arm Cervical Cancer Vaccine
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
Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it works, and you can't avoid this because if it didn't happen you wouldn't develop immunity. ...Read more
HPV does hurt!: Hpv is probably the roughest vaccine on people. Standing by to ice your arm and take Ibuprofen or nuprin (with food and a full glass of liquid) helps. Have someone else drive so you can keep icing a full twenty minutes (be sure no ice is directly on skin--use cloth protection. No need to add frostbite to your woes) many suggest then using the sore muscle aids quicker recovery. ...Read more
What do you think about the cervical cancer vaccine for boys, now that boys too are recommended to get it?
Strongly favor: Before pap smears, 30000 women died in the usa every hear from cancers caused by hpv, and today keeping this at bay required great inconvenience and expense. Only a few extremists are opposed to this, as some folks were to treating syphilis with penicillin. Even a woman who never has a partner or was a virgin along with her husband can be raped and infected. It protects men as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gardasil: Gardasil is a vaccine usually administered in young men and women to prevent infection with the 4 most common types of human papilloma virus that cause cancer. While is it worthwhile to get the vaccine, it is possible to still get cervical cancer, since there are types of hpv that cause cancer that are not protected against. Also, if you have been sexually active, you may have already been expose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Booster Shots: Full immunity is not developed after one exposure. The additional doses are "boosters" that help strengthen the immunity. Many other types of vaccines are also given on multiple occasions for the same purpose. ...Read more
The vaccine against cervical cancer is taken for a lifetime or there is an amount of years which you have to take it again?
I took the vaccine against cervical cancer last yr (the one that has 3 doses), when you take it, its for lifetime? Or I have to take it again?
No Booster yet: The current recommendation does not provide any booster doses. But the future may bring more knowledge and a booster. ...Read more
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