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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

  1. Visit  RachH profile page
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    I was vaccinated a couple of years ago. No problems!
  2. Visit  StL_Momma27 profile page
    #14 0
    Quote from kerussll
    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.
    I actually just read about this today, they recommend boys and girls get this vaccine. Between the ages of 14 and 26 I believe.
  3. Visit  klone profile page
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    I 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.
  4. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    from (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;