Gardasil - page 2
I know this is not a medical advice thread. With that being said, is there a source you could direct me to for more info on Gardasil? What do you think about the vaccine: safety, research... Read More
Dec 3, '10Quote from kerussllI actually just read about this today, they recommend boys and girls get this vaccine. Between the ages of 14 and 26 I believe.Because HPV really isn't harmful for boys. They don't get cancer from it like girls do. It would be great if they could be vaccinated too, but I don't know if this is approved for males.
Dec 4, '10I think the low age is 10-12. Sadly, by 14, many children are already sexually active, and the purpose of the vaccine is to get it BEFORE they're exposed.
Dec 4, '10from cdc.gov: (good site for any vaccine questions)
the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) recommends routine vaccination of females at age 11 or 12 years and catch-up vaccination for females aged 13 through 26 years (1). on october 21, 2009, acip provided guidance that hpv4 may be given to males aged 9 through 26 years to reduce their likelihood of acquiring genital warts;