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What Happens If You Only Get One Gardasil Shot And Refuse The Other Two
Partial protection: Because the research studies were done with 3 doses of Gardasil, it is not known how much antibody protection, and for how many years, a person would have with just one shot. There should be some protection. New studies are being done, especially for developing countries (due to the high cost of the vaccine), to see if just one or two doses are adequately protective. ...Read more
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
Hi, I'm almost 25 years old, I had my first two gardasil HPV shots in 2008. Do I have to get the last one? Is it a must? I'm married and I only had 1 sex partner in my life and I'm not going to have more, he is healthy and me too.
The way it works: The pattern for the HPV vaccine was defined over more than 20 years of testing before it was approved for use. To get long term benefit (many years) you must get the 3 doses. After 1 dose, you may have some benefit for a year or so, the company didn't release that data but don't expect any long term benefit. ...Read more
Possible: The protection is best after all three injections. However, even one injection could infer some protection. ...Read more
After receiving one gardasil shot, I had a fever of 100 degrees and general malaise for a week. Should I get the additional doses?
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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
May help, coverage?: The target group for the Gardasil shot are those never exposed to hpv, as early as 9yo. The benefit may remain for anyone at any age who is sexually active, but insurance plans may only cover age groups listed as the target groups by the cdc or council on immunization practices. The vaccine is expensive, in excess of $150/dose before it gets into my office so some balk at paying out of pocket. ...Read more
Depends: The vaccine is likely effective for anyone with a mature and competent immune system. Your listed age is 43, and that should apply. However, the original FDA approval was for age 9-26, and many health insurers will not cover this outside this age range. It is an expensive vaccine, requiring more than 20 years to develop and assemble the data to get FDA approval. ...Read more
No: The age that the vaccine is given does not appear to affect the side effects. At this point, I have read that over 35 million doses have been administered with no discernible issues. ...Read more
Rotator cuff tear: Highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Here are. ..: Gardasil (for 6, 11, 16 &18 strains) has been recommended for males of 9-15 yrs and for females of 9-26 yrs as proved in June 2006 in the US. ...Read more
Yes: There is a schedule for the Gardasil vaccine. You get the first dose, then get the second dose 2 months after the first dose, and finally the third dose 6 months after the first dose. 3 shots total. ...Read more
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
Are there any interactions between Gardasil and alcohol? Does alcohol reduce Gardasil's effectiveness? Can I drink the same day I get the last 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
Yes: Regardless of sexual activity, you should be vaccinated if between the ages of 9 and 26. It is more effective if vaccination occurs prior to sexual activity, but you can still derive benefit even if already sexually active. ...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
Absolutely: This is perfectly acceptable.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!
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
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
I have gotten the gardasil shot, does that prevent HPV?? Will I get oral cancer if I have gotten all 3 shots?
Complete series: Please complete the series as you are inadequately protected ...Read more
Is oral cancer common in teens, bc I have gotten the gardasil shot, can I still get oral cancer? Is it common for 18 yr old girls?
Very rare: Very rare in your demographic category.Get a more detailed answer ›
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