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- Dec 2, '10 by mnbrnThanks, I will check out all sites suggested. I know it has been approved for both boys and girls. It is fairly new, and I just want to research it before my kids have it.
- Dec 2, '10 by kloneQuote from caroladybelleIt was just approved by the FDA for boys as well.Why is it that we push this on "girls" and not "boys and girls" They both get the same virus.
My 12yo son got the first of the series last month.
Other than some soreness at the site (which could have been the TDap or the MMR, as well) he hasn't had any problems.
- Dec 2, '10 by kloneI consider all vaccines in children to be "monumental health decisions". That is why we delay and selectively vaccinate our own kids.
I, OTOH, have been vaccinated for just about everything under the sun.
- Dec 2, '10 by RachHI was vaccinated a couple of years ago. No problems!
- Dec 3, '10 by FutureRN2013Quote 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, '10 by kloneI 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, '10 by anurseatlastfrom 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;