has your teenage daughter had the Gardasil shots?

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Theresa - posted on 05/11/2009

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Yes both of my daughters (12 & 13) got the shot. You take it in 3 doses and the injection is a bit painful but they had no negative side effects from it. My motto is rather be safe than sorry. I had cervical cancer from HPV and since there is a way to prevent it I recommend doing it.

Jennifer - posted on 10/22/2013

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My 14 year old daughter had this vaccine yesterday and had a small seizure sbout 3 minutes after. Her doctor didn't think it was a big deal and acted like she just fainted. I am now scared to death.

Lisa - posted on 07/27/2014

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It doesn't protect you from all HPV cancer, only a few strains of the virus are used and it only lasts for five years. By the time most of the girls are sexually active protection is nil. The side effects of the vaccine can be serious and have even resulted in death in some cases. Look at the VAERS data..CDC vaccine adverse event reporting system. Most adverse events aren't even reported. Regular PAP smears are still the best way of detecting cervical cancer and deaths from cervical cancer are very low when detected early with PAP smears. The safety of the HPV vaccine is not convincing and the pharmaceutical companies and doctors have no liability if your daughter is injured.

Christina - posted on 03/11/2012

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no my daughter has not.i know where we live they are tring to make it mandatory. if it does become that way im gonna have an issue. i should not have to make may daughter get a series of shots because im told i have to.

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Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2014

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My daughter had the series of (Gardasil) shots with no problem. She got her first one when she went for her seventh grade physical and got the meningitis and tetanus shots at the same time. She has always been healthy and after talking with the nurse actually wanted to get the shots.

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2014

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Yes my daughter did a week ago she recieved her 1st shot. Very little pain @ injection site, a lil diziness. Very nervous now, she is only 10. When the doc mentioned it, it was quick like it was any other normal vaccine. Now I am having second thoughts & scared I made the wrong decision.

Valerie - posted on 10/25/2013

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Both my daughters had the full series. Why wouldn't you give a vaccine that could help to protect from cancer of any sort??? Just my opinion.. but if I can help them to avoid cancer in any way, shape, or form, I will do it!! I am a breast cancer survivor and would do anything to be able to give all my children cancer fighting vaccines!

Kimberley - posted on 12/06/2012

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It's been more than five years since my daughter got the vaccines. I've never regretted it, nor has she. Her father and I made an informed decision. We've both had loved ones stolen by cancer and I could not, in good conscience, deny her even a small bit of protection. I think that some parents get all caught up in the "sexually transmitted" aspect of HPV but they shouldn't. A girl's life is too precious to gamble on, hoping they won't have sex until they're ready for it. It's a way to help prevent cancer, plain and simple. And if there's a way I can protect my child I will do so.

Betty - posted on 12/06/2012

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My 12 year old had her first shot of Gardasil a few days ago and now is suffering from flu like symptoms.I don't know wherever to give her the next shot or no.

Goldie - posted on 08/05/2012

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It is best for your teenage daughter to get the Gardisil so she doesn't get hpv. Hpv causes genitalia warts and cervical cancer. My 13 year old son has had the gardisil vaccines and my 10 year old son will also get it.

Faye - posted on 01/09/2012

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In response to Holly, I can attest to the fact that this shot series DOES NOT cause the girls to be sterile! My 20 year old just had a healthy baby girl 9 days ago. She received her shot series when she was 16. The only side effect she had was the injection site, where the shot was given, was sore for a few days (like all shots tend to do).

Sheri - posted on 08/29/2011

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No, there hasn't been enough research and I personally know of some teens that had seizures from Gardasil.

Jodi - posted on 08/10/2011

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A friend of mine got her daughter vaccinated when she was 12. She is now 16. She has unexplained diarhea, daily nausea, headaches, and an unexplained pain in her abdomen. The doctors basically told her she was making everything up (called her a liar) and there was nothing wrong! So NO MY DAUGHTER WILL NOT GET THE GARDASIL VACCINE!!!!

Shari - posted on 05/29/2011

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No she hasn't and because of the side effects we don't believe she will be getting it.

Kimberley - posted on 05/26/2011

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There are no guarantees, obviously. But the vaccinations DO go a long way toward preventing some types of cervical cancer. I can't imagine someone refusing a vaccine that would prevent at least some types of breast cancer, saying "OH, well, it won't help with all types!"

Lisa - posted on 03/24/2011

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Both of my girls have had them. There is cancer on both sides of the family, and I believe that if there is even a small chance of preventing some form of cancer, we will go for it! They did both say that the shots were uncomfortable.

Chrissy - posted on 10/20/2010

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Yes, my daughter has gotten 2 of the 3 so far. She is a higher risk of Cervical Cancer with myself having it and my mom and grandmother both having it too......

Samantha - posted on 10/12/2010

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My daugter is 13 and I do not plan to get her vaccinated. Not only do we not know the long term side effects but I do not trust the pharmancials companies. Vaccines and meds are big money for these companies and they have in the past promoted meds and vaccines that have proven deadly. I perfer to not be a test subject for these companies.

Heather - posted on 09/07/2010

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My daughter received the Gardasil shots 2 years ago, we have a history of cervical cancer in our family so i made sure my daughter had the shots to protect her.

Cari - posted on 09/05/2010

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Yes I am going through the 3 shot process at this time with my 15 year old, we haven't had any issues so far.

Suszanne - posted on 08/27/2010

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I have 2 daughters - one is 20 and she had it around the age of 17; the other is just 14, so there's no hurry to get her the vaccine. It really is something you should discuss with your daughter and her doctor. At the very least, she should be discussing this with her doctor.

Betsy - posted on 08/06/2010

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yes my 17 year old daughter did when she was 13. She did not have any side effects. Just a lil soarness where injection was place

Kenya - posted on 08/06/2010

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i have a 16 and 17 they got the shot last yr when they were 14 and 16 so far ok . have your daughter got it if so any negative result

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Yes, in the process. It is three shots. Only $20 at the Health dept.
I figured, why not. It is a small thing to help keep them healthy.

Cindy - posted on 06/26/2010

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yes, my daughter finished hers about 1.5 years ago and has not had any side effects. I decided to have her get it when I was diagnosed with HPV. Luckily mine wasn't cancerous, but I hope to be able to prevent her from having to go through the stress that I went through.

Deb - posted on 05/18/2010

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I am sorry I will have to disagree with you. I truly believe that if parents talk to their children openly and honestly about sex that they will come to you. It was not something my parents did daily but when I made that decision I went to my parents before I had sex and I am truly glad I did.

Deb - posted on 05/18/2010

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Thank you I have been told that I need to have my daughter recieve the series of shots and she is only 12. I have refused and even told my doctor no as there is not enough good things about it that I have read. I feel education is the best way to go, we as her parents as we have been with all of our children have talked openly about sex and the problems, such as teen pregnancy, std's, etc that can happen. I believe that more parents need to learn to talk to their children openly and then they would not have to put these posions in our young womens bodies. I totally agree with you and I hope your daughter gets better soon

Marisa - posted on 05/16/2010

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My daughter had the Gardasil shop last year at age 12 1/2 and ended up having a seizure immediately after the injection in her pediatrician's office. Needless to say, we will not follow up with any future injections. There just has not been enough time to test this product. It is a personal decision to make for each one's daughter. I have talked with my daughter about the fact she can never take this shot or anything similar to it, as well as with her doctor. I wanted to protect her not harm her.

Susie - posted on 05/15/2010

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My 14 year old has had hers. I need to get my 12 year old in next year to get the series! It is so worth it I think!

Cara - posted on 05/10/2010

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No, my girls are 11 & 13, and I don't think that the vaccines are nearly tested enough. It just seems very rushed to market. My girls would be rather insulted if they thought that I thought they needed a shot that 'only girls that are having sex needed" lol

JESSIE - posted on 05/05/2010

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yes! My daughter got it when she was 12. She didnt have any side affects either! Her arm was really sore but shes ok! My best friend had cervical cancer and part of her treatment was that shot also with chemo! I was trying to be pro active before it became an issue and we would have to live through cancer again!

Tiffany - posted on 05/01/2010

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YES!!! AS SOON AS SHE TURNED 16:) IT WAS THE BIRTHDAY GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING LOL

Lisa - posted on 04/28/2010

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Mine has had it done too. Since she has ADD/ADHD, she tends to do things without thinking about it, I wanted her to be safe. It's better to be safe than sorry. She was on Depo shot for a couple of yrs but now she's on the pills becuz u can only be on the depo for so long. I do worry about her being on the pill. No she's not out here having sex with anyone. It's for precautionary reasons.

Amy - posted on 04/23/2010

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My 18 year old has had the first two doses and will be getting the 3rd one soon

Beverly - posted on 04/19/2010

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Yes my daught aged 12 just got her first shot last week and just a raised bump where the injection went in was the only side effect---------far cry from having to deal with cancer!!!!!!!

Jane - posted on 04/12/2010

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Yep, my now almost 20 year old got her series several years ago. No issues. I am reading some mom's that are saying "my daughter says she's not having sex". While I think it's admirable to trust your daughter, be realistic. I'm not saying they ARE having sex? What I'm saying is it's not something they will readily admit unless you have a very open relationship with your daughter about sex. I didn't tell my mom when I was...she only found out when she found my birth control pills that I was able to get from a free clinic.

Vette - posted on 03/11/2010

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yes, both. cancer is so prevalent in my family. I didn't want to take any chances if we could possible avoid it.

Tammy - posted on 01/18/2010

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Both my 15 year old and 13 year old have had the shots. They've had no side effects only a sore arm when the shots were given. I'd rather there arm hurt for a few than to lose them to some god awful disease or cancer. Especially considering both have backgrounds of cervical cancer in the family.

Amy - posted on 01/17/2010

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My 14 yr. old just had her 2nd dose of Gardasil with no problems at all. The desision for us was easy. My step sister had cervical cancer caused by HPV when she was 22yrs. old. She had a hysterectomy and it was devestating for the entire family. She can't ever have kids. If I can give my daughter an increased chance of not having to deal with cervical cancer i will. Someone earlier stated that Gardasil only protects against 1 type of HPV. It actually helps prevent 4. Talking about safe sex when she does become active is also hugely important, regardless of whether or not your daughter gets the shot.

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oh sorry the only info I forgot LOL no she has not yet but I am planning on her getting them just not covered insurance right now

Mary - posted on 01/08/2010

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Absolutely NOT! My daughter is now 18 and it was offered to her at 16. I explained to her the importance of researching the facts and making wise decisions about healthcare and we looked at all the research we could find. We decided that it was not necessary since the research shows that there is a bigger risk of side effects than there is of getting HPV under normal circumstances. AND.... you can further reduce your chances of contracting HPV by making wise choices about your sexuality. My daughters school has great abstinence programs.... not the "fluffy" ones that make it like a club.... they explain the physical, emotional and religious ramifications of abusing the gift of sexuality. They also teach making good choices and I in turn have had all these conversations with my daughter as well..... we decided that at this time, guardasil is actually more dangerous than the possible chances/outcomes of contracting HPV.

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my 14 year old daughter brought home a paper the other day asking her what SHE not I think of the government making this shot mandatory (and just giving it to our children at school behind our backs ) where as I am all for the shot I think it should be the parents choice to give any medical treatments so watch out a bill has been discussed

Marian - posted on 12/01/2009

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Letting my daughter have this vaccine was the biggest mistake of my life! She almost died within days of getting it and now 18 months later, she is still ill. I am postive from her reaction if she had more than one dose, she would not be here with me today. I have since come in contact with literally HUNDREDS, maybe even thousands of girls that are also terribly ill. I'm also sad to say that I even know a few families who has lost their loved one because of gardasil.

I'm glad that most of you have not seen any ill effects, but please keep a close eye on your daughters. Look for severe weakness or fatigue, unexplained fainting or seizures, strange rashes, swelling, itching, dizziness, menstral issues, loss of appetite, hairloss, blood pressure problems, chest pains, asthma type symptoms, migrains, head pressure, stomach pains, joint pains, blood clots, and this is just to name a few.

Gardasil has not been studied long enough and Merck is not being honest about the side effects and girls across the globe are being effected. If you know of a previously healthy girl who is now having an unexplained illness and she had the gardasil shot, it may be related!

Sherri - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Christina:

ok i have read all the posts and i think its great that so many mothers are concerned about their daughters futures. me personally i will not allow my daughter toget this shot. my daughter has more to worry about then a shot that is not gonna keep her from getting a female disorder regardless in our family. and like one post said its not a guarentee to anyone that it will prevent HPV. me personally i believe that explaing the risks to your kids as to what is out there is bettert then putting some chemical into a child. my daughter is 13 and her dad thinks its a good idea. unfortunatly for him its not his choice its mine. and i have choosen for her not to get this shot. once she is old enough to make her choice legally then she can do what she wants but i will never allow it. there is not enough research for me to be convinced that this is ok. my daughter has to many heath problems to even consider givin her something else in her system. its your choice what you decide to do but some of us growning up went to our parents about having sex and our parents took us to get bc and ect. ive always raised my daughter to come to me for the same reason. sometimes she will even go to her dad or grandmother but we always talk to the other adult before making any major desicsions with her.



 



 



Yes, But after talking with my daughter's pediatrician it's not only for sexually active teenagers. My daughter isn't sexually active. My precaution is due to the fact that we have a history of cancer in our family. So, better safe then sorry.





 

Sherri - posted on 11/30/2009

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Absolutely. I would recommend to anyone especially those with a family history of cancer, or even precancerous cells, like myself. My daughter (14), who had it last year, had no side effects, but her arm was a little sore afterward.

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