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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Incomplete immunity

If you only get one of the three Gardasil injections, you will not be fully vaccinated and therefore not derive full benefit or protection.
It is important to receive all three injections. They are given at 0, 2, and 6 months, respectively.

In brief: Incomplete immunity

If you only get one of the three Gardasil injections, you will not be fully vaccinated and therefore not derive full benefit or protection.
It is important to receive all three injections. They are given at 0, 2, and 6 months, respectively.
Dr. Brian Enggano
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