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What happens if you only get one gardasil shot and refuse the other two?

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

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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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I took one out of three shots of the HPV vaccine and i want to know what would happen if i never get the other to shots?

I took one out of three shots of the HPV vaccine and i want to know what would happen if i never get the other to shots?

Nothing will happen.: You will just not be fully protected against hpv. It doesn't mean that you have a greater chance of getting hpv than you had before and it will not cause you to be at greater risk. You have done well with getting the first dose. Why are you considering stopping? Did you have some adverse reaction? If not, i would recommend finishing the series. Good luck. Jp. ...Read more

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What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

Flu shot in children: The 2nd flu shot is given the first time the child gets the flu shots ever. It builds up better immunity. The scenario whre the child does nto get hte 2nd shot does no harm but it jus tmay not impart the best immunity level. ...Read more

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What can possibly happen to my daughter's health if I do not give the other two doses of the vaccine?

What can possibly happen to my daughter's health if I do not give the other two doses of the vaccine?

Which vaccine?: In general, it is important to complete the entire series of vaccinations for a particular disease. Not finishing can leave you still susceptible to the disease you are trying to prevent. Unless your daughter had some major side effect, i would recommend finishing. While many diseases in the us are rare, your child may travel as an adult or meet someone who carries the disease. ...Read more

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Why 3 shots of Cervarix for HPV? Will this last forever and I don't need to get the shots again? And is there a vaccine for Herpes?? I have HPV 16

Why 3 shots of Cervarix for HPV? Will this last forever and I don't need to get the shots again? And is there a vaccine for Herpes?? I have HPV 16

Immune stimulation: Research has shown dependable long term immunity with the three dose series while one or two would not consistently provide that benefit. Such is true with some vaccines, which push your immune system to work, but do not have the same stimulant effect as the actual disease.The infection would be a continuous trigger. No herpes vaccine is currently available. ...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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Why should I pay for and get shingles vaccine if it only occurs once if at all?

Why should I pay for and get shingles vaccine if it only occurs once if at all?

Shingles isn't fun.: Ask a few people about shingles and they'll tell you it can range from annoying to really painful with symptoms that last months after the rash is gone (postherptic neuralgia). There's no great predictor if you'll get a mild or severe case. And yes, you can have it more than once in a lifetime - i've seen people on their 2nd or 3rd episode. The cost isn't trivial, but shingles isn't either. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the shingles vaccine a one time shot or must you have one each year to be protected?

Please help? Is the shingles vaccine a one time shot or must you have one each year to be protected?

NoClinicalTrial Data: Good question but no clinical trial data exists. Merck, who did all the work to develop the vaccine, did the only clinical trial to date which compared incidence of shingles in people who received real vaccine vs. Just a saline placebo injection. Study: http://www.Merck.Com/product/usa/pi_circulars/z/zostavax/zostavax_pi2.Pdf. ...Read more

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When getting the gardasil shot, do you have to get the shots within a certain period of time?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if you receive two vaccinations that have pertussis within a one year period?

Could you tell me what happens if you receive two vaccinations that have pertussis within a one year period?

Boost your immunity: If you get an extra adult tdap (pertussis vaccine combined with tetanus and diphteria) you might have a little more pain at the injection site. If you have never gotten the vaccine before you are boosting your immune system. ...Read more

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What ones the first dose of HPV vaccine do? Because now i chose not to get the other doses

Some help---maybe: May confer some immunity vs. Hpv infection, but no guarantees. And why not finish this safe vaccine and protect yourself against life threatening cance. You are taking a bad gamble! ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take three vaccination shots for flu, tdap and ppd. Can I do them all in one day?

Immunizations: You may take the shots without any problem other than perhaps a swollen arm or a positive tuberculin test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i get the last dose of my pre exposure rabies vaccine ten days late, what will that mean?

Can you tell me if i get the last dose of my pre exposure rabies vaccine ten days late, what will that mean?

It's fine: You still will build perfectly good immunity. As long as it's pre-exposure and you complete the entire series, each individual vaccine does not need to be on the exact date. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

How old do you have to be to get the Gardasil shot for HPV? Im only 19.

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

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