Guardisil Vaccine

Sonja - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 50 moms have responded )

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How many of you have had your girls vaccinated? This is fairly new and not sure about it....

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Angie - posted on 10/31/2009

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We're not vaccinating our girls. We're not the type who are afraid of vaccines we just don't believe that a responsible girl (one who doesn't have sex until she is married) needs to have it. If they choose to be irresponsible, they will have to pay the consequences for their actions.

Gloria - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter was vaccinated after a great deal of research. Remember, they need to be vaccinated BEFORE they are sexually active, because it cannot help if they have already contracted the virus. Use credible resources when researching, there are myths on BOTH sides of the issue. I can sleep better at night knowing I've done everything I can to keep my daughter healthy.

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I had my daughter vaccinated last year after talking to her doctors and with my obgyn. She didnt have any problems with it.. I think every parent needs to read the info on it and make the choice that is right for their family...

Lynn - posted on 11/09/2009

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i have had my daughter vaccinated with no adverse affects.my daughter katie and myself talked about the vacination and any side affects.my daughter made a informed choice to have the injection done.

Angie - posted on 11/05/2009

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My daughter was vaccinated shortly after it came out. she was 13 or 14 at the time. no side affects other than a sore arm after injection.

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Leesa - posted on 02/03/2013

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My 14 year old step daughter is refussing to get the needle, she was given consent forms at school we didn't know about an tore them up without showing us. Her mother found out an rang my bf screaming at him we are all for her getting the needles but now it looks like we will have to take her to a private doctor to have it done as we can't trust her to do it at school. Dont really know why she is acting immature about it crying an throwing tantrums as shes scared of needles. We have both told her she will have many things in her life she does not want to have like a Pap smear which is not pleasant but needed. We live in Australia an my own daughter is 13 this year an i will most likely be getting her vaccinated in the future. My bf has told my sd that weather she likes it or not even if he has to take her himself an make sure she gets it done its happening, any advice on how u are surpose to make a 14 year old do something she doesn't want to do. Have explained why she should have it til were blue in the face but nothing we say seems to sink into a teen girls head an as everyone all ready knows from experience teen girls seem to think they know everything

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I did not have my daughter vaccinated. There has been very little long term testing done on the vaccine. I felt like she would be a human guniea pig.

Keisha - posted on 11/09/2009

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I got my daughter vaccinated for this at 13 and she finished the vaccines by 14. I just wouldnt be able to live with myself if later in life my daughter got a cancer that could have been avoided by getting the vaccine. I too was confused about my decision but after looking at it like I could possibly avoid something life threatening. I went and got it. She hasnt had any complications from it. She's almost 15. Good luck with your decision!

Kathy - posted on 11/09/2009

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i had my daughter vaccinated and very glad i did . yes there are risks such as guillian berre and auto immune disease but same as all vaccine very low risk /benifit ratio.but to decrease the risk of cervical ca how awesome is that . we could in our life time see cervical ca irraticated !

Leanne - posted on 11/08/2009

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Quoting Catalina:

This is THE only cancer, and a very, very, very deadly cancer at that for which there is actually a vaccine!! It can be prevented! There is no other cancer out there for which you can do this - think about how great that is. Any girls who are 12 now should not have to die of this cancer later in their lives and if they do get it they will have to ask why their parents didn't protect them against it. I have cousins in Colombia who didn't get the polio vaccine when it first came out. My mother, strapped for cash, barely hanging on DID get me vaccinated and when polio came around and struck our family three cousins were afflicted and walk around now with damaged hips and legs. I am so happy my mother chose to vaccinate me.

But onto research. yes, this vaccine is much newer than say the polio vaccine, but it has been given to thousands and thousands of girls at this point and no, there have not been any deaths. Look up actual scientific studies and their data - try the cdc website but beware the internet! There was a British girl who died after receiving the vaccination at her school (along with 100's of other gils that day) and it made the news and spread like a virus for about three days as a reason to worry abt the vaccine until an autopsy showed she had died of a rare congenital problem and by coincidence that was the day she died.

Anyway, your question was have I had my daughter vaccinated - the answer is yes.



I totally agree with Catalina. 'Any girls who are 12 now should not have to die of this cancer later  in their lives.'.



My daughter chose to have the vaccine.





 

Ellen - posted on 11/06/2009

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Quoting Sonja:

Guardisil Vaccine

How many of you have had your girls vaccinated? This is fairly new and not sure about it....



My child is 13 now, I got here vaccinated last year with no bad effects.  I myself had concerns about the vaccine, but I talked to her doctor and they all recommended I get it for her.

Angie - posted on 11/05/2009

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I just wanted to add that when i had my daughter vaccinated it was after much thought and prayer and consultation with our pediatrician. My mom barely survived this cancer and my daughter has serious autoimmune issues, so i was worried about side affects, but our pediatrician really recommeded it and said she would give it to her own child. my daughter believes in abstaining until marriage, so we were not worried about her in that area. Just trying to protect her. I have a grown daughter that also has cancer problems in that area, so family history is strong. as i stated earlier, Praise God she had no side affects other than a sore arm for a day or two after each injection. Everyone needs to research and do what they feel is best for their own family.

Jane - posted on 11/05/2009

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I was told about the side affects that why my daughter had to stay at the doc office after the shot to moniter her

Stacie - posted on 11/05/2009

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My daughter had two out of the three shots. She has never had a history of seizures but on the 2nd shot she had a seizure. Please do your homework before having this shot done. They do not tell you this could happen and does frequently. This is information that they gave to us after it happened. There is nothig worse than seeing your child lay on the floor having a seizure looking half dead and not knowing what is going on or why.

Jane - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have 2 one is 23 the other is 12. I wish they had it when my older girl was young.My 12 year old got it this summer befor she started Jr. High. no problems. Anything I can do to prevent I am, wish they would get a vaccine for boys the carriers. I would get them vaccinated also.

Kris - posted on 11/05/2009

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Not too sure either but it has been suggested by several of my daughter's doctors

Christina - posted on 11/05/2009

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Hi like most am unsure more about the long term side effects, like in 10years time do we know what if any effects in long term. Also I have heard that it is rumoured to only have a 5 year protection if that so what then

Carrie - posted on 11/04/2009

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My daughter got her first shot last month without my permission,not so sure about the needle myself,but not pleased with the way they went about giving it to her.

Michelle - posted on 11/04/2009

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My husband was dead set against it. He is a big "conspiracy theory" person lol and all the hype about politicians wanting to make it "mandatory" etc. really bothered him. I told him I trusted my pediatrician and that if she was going to give it to her own daughter, that was good enough for me. She said that she was but she also said there was no harm in waiting a few years either until he got a better peace of mind about it. My girls are 11 & 13 and not sexually active so there was no rush for us to do it.

Catalina - posted on 11/04/2009

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This is THE only cancer, and a very, very, very deadly cancer at that for which there is actually a vaccine!! It can be prevented! There is no other cancer out there for which you can do this - think about how great that is. Any girls who are 12 now should not have to die of this cancer later in their lives and if they do get it they will have to ask why their parents didn't protect them against it. I have cousins in Colombia who didn't get the polio vaccine when it first came out. My mother, strapped for cash, barely hanging on DID get me vaccinated and when polio came around and struck our family three cousins were afflicted and walk around now with damaged hips and legs. I am so happy my mother chose to vaccinate me.

But onto research. yes, this vaccine is much newer than say the polio vaccine, but it has been given to thousands and thousands of girls at this point and no, there have not been any deaths. Look up actual scientific studies and their data - try the cdc website but beware the internet! There was a British girl who died after receiving the vaccination at her school (along with 100's of other gils that day) and it made the news and spread like a virus for about three days as a reason to worry abt the vaccine until an autopsy showed she had died of a rare congenital problem and by coincidence that was the day she died.

Anyway, your question was have I had my daughter vaccinated - the answer is yes.

Michelle - posted on 11/03/2009

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I have a 15 year old daughter and a 12 year old daughter. I had them both vaccinated. I weighed the pros and cons of this particular vaccination, and I decided to do it. Just do your research and make sure you decide what's best for your child. Best of luck!

Heidi - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter is almost 15 and we decided to get the series for her because of the family history. I know there are a lot of negative thigns regarding this series but I think you can have negatives in ALL vaccines that people get. I guess it really depends on how you feel about the series for your child. I am glad we decided to do but each case is different. Good Luck with your decision.

Cheryl - posted on 11/03/2009

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It is truly you're own choice and your daughter's. Even if she does wait to get married before becoming sexually active, what if her husband was promiscuouus as a young man, has come to his senses but now has HPV, You cant expect her to not love a man just because he had a different life. If given the vaccine, it could prevent trajedy. There is only a few years span of opportunity to get it. I would defineately get it myself if i werent so old,lol.

Robin - posted on 11/03/2009

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My twin girls were 14 when they got their vaccine. There is family history of cancer so their doctor recommended it. Anything to PREVENT was my thought!

Physically, they did fine, no afteraffects that I noticed.

Penny - posted on 11/02/2009

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i had my 12 year old vaccinated with it and plan to have my 8year old done as well when she is ol enough. I have had several aunts that has had a hyesterectomy in part or full because of cervical cancer or other femal parts affected by cancer and then one day i found out that i myself had the HPV virisus and because of it within 5months of finding out i had a biopsie come back as cancerous and then a full hesterectomy done because of that illness and i wanted my daughter protected and she had no problems with the shots for it other than some soarness where the needle got her but she did fine.

Maria - posted on 11/02/2009

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I wish the vaccine was available when I was younger, if only for preventative measures, then I may have had a better chance at not having surgery to remove dysplasia which was at 30% pre-cancer stage. Of course, that's 50-50 hindsight. Little did we know either that my mom will be inflicted with breast cancer and have surgery to have one infected kidney removed by age 77. Of course, you can also do your own research and get second opinion for your own peace of mind.

Donna - posted on 11/02/2009

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Heard there were alot of side effects - that are negative. Need to really research before I decide. Right now Im against it.

RebeccaAnne - posted on 11/02/2009

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I just started my daughter on the first of three injections I have heard good and bad about them. After finding out that I have cervical and uterine cancer at 38 not due to HPV, I decide I would talk to my daughters doctor and see if this is safe enough to use. He informed me that the risk of her getting cancer is already high enough due to my issues, but allowing her to receive the injections was at least eliminating one of the possible ways she could go through what I went through. He did say that the injections feel similar to a tetanus shot, but my daughter seemed to do very well and it only hurt the rest of the day. Hope this helped

Brenda - posted on 11/02/2009

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I'm a nurse and have decided to wait a bit before getting my daughter vacinated. She is a pre-teen and I feel I have time to wait for more updates on safety and efficacy.

Angelia - posted on 11/01/2009

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I am having my daughter vaccinated. Just for the simple fact I have just beat cervical cancer myself.

Anne - posted on 11/01/2009

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I had my daughter vaccinated and it was terrible. 1st shot, okay...2nd shot seizure(2 min after shot). We never went back for the 3rd.

Michele - posted on 11/01/2009

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I have a 13yr old and I had her vaccinated about a yr ago, the only problems she had was soreness at the site of injection, no other reactions besides that. We also have a family history of cancer so I wanted to give her some more defenses. I've also known someone who has cervical cancer and HPV. I have heard a rumor that they are making a vaccine for HPV for boys as well, and I have a 15yr old, and I will give him that vaccine if one does become available.

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I have been back and forth about this. Katie's doctor has been pushing her to get it and we have been discussing it. Katie is well versed in modesty and chastity. She will surely be faithful. The stats show that she has a very small chance of getting cervical cancer and if she does...if it is caught early it is 100% curable. I just think there are too many vaccines we shoot into our bodies and don't really know for sure if some of the increases in today's health problems aren't related. At this time...I don't think it is warrented and neither does Katie. I spoke with a doctor friend of mine who said to avoid it if Katie was chase...there was always time later. He felt that there were still a few unknowns that needed time to be verified. However...if Katie were to decide to become sexually active...she should get it.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/01/2009

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I had my girls vaccinated, didn't have any problems with it. It's been about 3 yrs now.

Wendy - posted on 11/01/2009

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I spoke to my GYN about it, she said unless the girl is active, don't do it. However, any sexual contact is considered active. You have to do what's right for your family, I have not had my girls vaccinated, but considered it. Good communication with your children will keep them aware of all the risks involved with sex. It's not just pregnancy or STD's anymore.

Betty - posted on 11/01/2009

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My daughter is 14 now and was vaccinated when she was 12. Tt didn't cause her any type of problems. This shot only protects against I believe it is 4 types of HPV but they are the ones that cause the most cervical cancers. We are a Christian family and are raising her to wait till she gets married to be active however I feel strongly that she needed the shot now. There are a couple of reasons. Who is to say some boy on some date won't do something to her. The other reason is yes she may grow up and abstain till she is married but what if the man she chooses had not lived like that.

Tammy - posted on 11/01/2009

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I have had both my girls vaccinated and they have had no problems occur. It's been well over a year so I would think if something were going to happen it would have by now. =)

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Do your homework, a recent post came across FB about the risk and ineffictiveness of the vaccine. I iwll see if I can find it and repost it.

Anne - posted on 10/31/2009

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I have a 12yr old and her doctor keeps pushing us to get the shot. Because she is not active yet, I'd rather wait another year or so. I think we will get it for the girls but just want to wait it out as long as we can for the kinks to get worked out. All these new shots are scaring me, just like the H1N1 for kids that so many people are having problems with. Again I'll wait till the last minute and decide then.



Good Luck with your decision!

Maureen - posted on 10/31/2009

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Soglad to hear the majority are getting the shot. I can't see why anyone would take the risk. I know there were some complications but they were with a 2nd brand- not the one offered in Canada or USA. It was in Britain I believe.
In Canada, the vacination is free in grade 8. Issues like vacinations need to be on the table in any discussion of national health care plans. I can't believe you're also having to pay for the flu vacination.

Monica - posted on 10/30/2009

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It is a three series shot and it is so worth it. We also know some one who has had problems with HPV, she is now going through a series of surguries to get rid of cancer. I think that having our daughter vaccinated was worth it. The only side effect that she mentioned was soreness at the sight on her third shot. If you don't have insurance it can be sort of pricy but I think worth the money.

Shondale - posted on 10/30/2009

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I have a 15 year old daughter and she is not vaccinated. i know a young lady who is 18 and has cervical cancer from the hp virus. But based on research and the fact that children have died as a result of the shot we decided against it. But please research and in the end make the best decision for your family.

Melissa - posted on 10/30/2009

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I had my daughter vacinated. It is a series of shots amd she didn't have any problems with it. With my family history of cancer I wanted to give her any chance I could not to be affected by it. Hope this is helpful to you.

Julia - posted on 10/30/2009

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I had my 16 yr old vaccinated. We personally know someone who has been affected by cervical cancer due to HPV. Don't forget, if you choose to do it, it is a three series shot.

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