After a doctors appointment for my daughters regular vaccines. I sat down and had a chat with the doctor about the Gardasil shot. Most doctors would like for you to immunize your girls with this new injection. It supposedly will protect against HPV ( human papillomavirus). So first let me tell you alittle about this drug. This injection only helps protect against 4 types of HPV's. It protects against types 6, 11, 16 and 18.
of genital warts cases in females and males.
Gardasil is suggested to be given to children before they have encountered sexually activity, however if on is already sexually active you can still get immunized..
Gardasil is not only a vaccine for females it is also for males too. Doctors and the CDC recommend giving this vaccine anywhere from age 9-26 year old females/males. Just below I included an exert from the drug manufacturer's website.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination with GARDASIL for girls ages 11 to 12, and for young women ages 13 through 26 who have not already been vaccinated. The CDC states that GARDASIL can be given to boys and young men ages 9 through 26, if you and the doctor decide it’s right for your son. (I underlined that last line cause it is ultimately up to the parent to make that decision)
The way they administer the drug via injection. GARDASIL is given in 3 doses over 6 months.
So when the doctor and I talked about it. She proceeded to tell me it is a good shot, but there are also over 100 different types of HPV's out there that they know of..
This coming from my daughter's Doctor. You take what you want from that comment. What i would say is here is some info for you on this subject and you chat with your child's Doctor. Make up your mind based on the facts.. That is exactly what I did.
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