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Gardasil injection late for 3 weeks still effective?

Yes: A delay of a few weeks or months in the 3 shot series will not stop the booster effect from happening. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get the third gardasil injection?

How long should I wait to get the third gardasil injection?

4 months after 2nd: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of hpv virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities often begin. The second shot is 2 months after the first, and the third shot is 4 months after the second. ...Read more

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Can gardasil provide protection before all 3 injections are done?

Can gardasil provide protection before all 3 injections are done?

Yes: You will start to develop an antibody response after the first dose but this will not be sufficient to give you maximum protection. It is important to complete the series of three doses. If you miss a dose you do not have to start over. You just get the dose you missed and continue on the course. ...Read more

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Are there any significant side effects of gardasil injection?

Are there any significant side effects of gardasil injection?

Nothing major: No major side effects have been linked to the Gardasil vaccine. Minor side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and pain at the injection site. ...Read more

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Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

Will getting the gardasil injection protect me against hpv?

HPV vaccine: It will protect against cancers caused by hpv 16 or 18. There is also some cross coverage of other viral strains. The quadrivalent vaccine also protects against the wart causing strains 6 and 11. ...Read more

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I got my first gardasil shot 2 weeks ago. I still have a very hard lump at the injection site, and hurts to touch. Is this normal?

I got my first gardasil shot 2 weeks ago. I still have a very hard lump at the injection site, and hurts to touch. Is this normal?

See your doctor: It is normal to feel a hardening of the skin (lump) for up to several weeks after an injection; however, any tenderness associated with the shot should have already resolved. We need to be concerned about infection at the site or other possible complications. Recommend seeing your doctor to have the area examined. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Hi I was wondering if I took the HPV injection Gardasil when I was 18 and now I'm 25 is it possible to have HPV warts? Because I have lesions not sure

Yes...but: There are 2 strains of wart producing HPV included in the vaccine & from these you should have protection, unfortunately there are at least 2 other strains associated with genital warts. If you didn't complete the full series, your benefit from the 1st dose may be gone. Your lesions may also be something other than HPV. ...Read more

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How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

How much time does injection site pain usually last after a dose of gardasil (hpv vaccine)?

Injection Site: The injection site shouldn't pain you longer than 3-4 days. If pain continues or if injection site is inflammed see you doctor ...Read more

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Is it normal to have late period when having a gardasil shot?

Is it normal to have late period when having a gardasil shot?

No relationship: Just because the Gardasil shot prevents infection by viruses that cause genital warts and some cervical cancers doesn't mean Gardasil has any effects on menstrual periods, pms, sex, pregnancy, etc... The vaccine has no relationship to menstrual periods. The shot is given in the arm, and the antibodies are made by the immune system to offer protection throughout the body, not just at the genitals. ...Read more

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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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When does gardasil start working?

When does gardasil start working?

Depends: When the first dose is given, there is some evidence of immunity within 3 months. However, it is important to get all three doses according to the appropriate schedule in order to get complete protection. The best time to get the vaccine is in the early teens before the patient has had any sexual activity. ...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