Any thoughts on the HPV shot?

Maria - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I'm wondering about the HPV shot for my 11 yr old daughter- want to know if anyone has had a positive outcome or negative ones too

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Kristie - posted on 11/17/2009

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I got my daughters HPV shots when she was 9-10yrs. she didn't have any reactions to the shot. I hve been reading statistics and it seems to me that the older they are the more reactions they have.

Danielle - posted on 11/13/2009

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I had my 15 y/o daughter get this shot when she turned 12 only b/c cervical cancer runs in my family! I feel like it was the best thing I could do for her. She never had any adverse reactions and I'm glad I did it!

Niki - posted on 11/13/2009

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I am a nurse and got the shot for my daughter. We had no problems. FDA approved it and they do some thorough testing. They rarely retract their approbals. I want to see her protected because sometimes teenagers, young adults don't make the smartest choices.

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Shakeal - posted on 08/22/2012

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I had cervical cancer cells twice over a number of years & I still am against the HPV vaccinations. Really all vaccinations since I've learned about all the damage they can do. When you get the flu shot, it is the flu virus being injected into your body. I had NEVER had the flu before, & I got the flu shot back in 2006 & I had the flu so badly I thought I was going to die!

Brenda - posted on 08/21/2012

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I got HPV from my ex and I had to have surgery.
I just got my 12 yr. old son his 2nd shot and he had no side effects.
He does have seasonal allergies, and other than a sore arm, he's okay.
He also gets flu shots every year, why cause I love him.

Shakeal - posted on 08/17/2012

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First of all the FDA are not going to tell you the REAL risks in ANY drug they approve, because them, doctors & the pharmaceutical companies, they work all together by the way, will lose billions of dollars. If you want to know the truth, find someone who retired or resigned from the FDA, & then you will know that we are all being fooled & killed slowly but surely.

Sherell - posted on 11/17/2009

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My 12 year old daughter got the vaccination a few months ago and hasn't had any side effects from it other than the injection site being sore for a few days. I talked it over with her doctor and I feel that I made the right decision.

Ann - posted on 11/16/2009

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I am not allowing my girls to have this shot. Here's why: http://www.cynthiajanak.com/Gardasil.htm...

http://www.thetruthaboutgardasil.com/

My dad was a Doctor and all about preventive medicine... the problem is that what we are getting now is not what we were getting when we were kids. Pharmaceutical companies are making millions... and gardasil does not cure HPV or Cervical cancer... read about it. It only stops one kind of virus. One. And not even the one that does the most damage.

Scary.

Tracey - posted on 11/15/2009

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I only wish this vaccine had casme out sooner. I had HPV in my early 20's and had to get cryo-surgery to get rid of it. Think about it, HPV is a pandemic like the swine flu but it's just not discussed. If you have ever had an abnormal pap-smear, chances are you were infected by a form of HPV. If there is something that can protect your daughter from this, you should do it. I would what until she has had her first period though. I would also wait until you can have the sex conversation with your daughter so they can understand why getting this vaccine is important.

Deanna - posted on 11/13/2009

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Another thing I should mention, I strongly believe that there isn't enough info on this shot being given to elementary girls. I can understand given it to high school kids - their bodies are more developed etc., and perhaps, if this didn't happen to my daughter, maybe I wouldn't be so cautious, but being it did, I strongly believe it doesn't belong in the elementary schools - if I had to do this all over again, I wouldn't have given her the shot and I would have my happy child back....

Deanna - posted on 11/13/2009

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Hi - well let me tell you, my daughter had the shot on Sept. 28th and had a major allergic reaction which sent her into a full blown asthma attack which ended her a 2 nite stay in the hospital. My daughter was a healthy 11 year old with seasonal asthma...this means she would get like hayfever in the summer, that's it - nothing major....since 28th Sept. she has been to school 1 week....we have been in and out of hospital, she's been on 2 large baggies of medication and thank god, is now down to 2 different things.....every day she wakes with a headache or tummy ache or both....She was a very outgoing child, happy go lucky, now she's dealing with health issues every day because of her reaction to gardacil....So my answer - do your homework - make sure your child has no underlying health issues. Funny thing was, I even asked the health nurse prior to the shot if this shot affects the respiratory system (I was thinking of the h1n1 how it attacks the respiratory systemand wanted to make sure all was good)....nurse said and I quote "there is nothing on our fact sheet about that." Within minutes of my daughter having the shot, her breathing starting acting funny and she needed her puffer which thank god I did have....usually it's at home and out of the way...usually ended up throwing it out as it expires before she would use it completely. Bottom line - some have no problems - never thought my daughter would suffer, so just make sure that you check it out - do your research. By the way, were do you live?

Jenni - posted on 11/13/2009

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At the age of 13, my daughter received these shots (a series of 3). The shot was very painful to her, she was sore at the injection area for a week and felt sick for a few days. I believe it was worth it for my daughter and would do it again. But your daughter's doctor will have more information and can answer you concerns.

Brita - posted on 11/13/2009

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I don't have a daughter, but if I did I would do this. There is negitive press but why would not do anything to protect your daughter from cervical cancer. I wish it would have been around when I was younger. Look into the side effects and research this a little. Talk to your doctor and see what he/she has to say about it.

Dawn - posted on 11/13/2009

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I am getting the HPV for my 16 year old daughter...and I am not the type to do flu shots and things...but this protects against cervical cancer, which is where my mothers cancer started. You don't have to sexually active before marriage to get this, your partner could have been before you. I know of two people that had this and got it from their husbands...I would rather protect her from something now, than only wish I had later. No matter what she does or her choices, I know she will be protected from this potentially deadly virus.

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009

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I've heard so much bad press that I've decided that I do not want to have my daughter take the shot. I'm wary of the flu vaccines too.

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