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    Default Gardisil vaccination?? Yes or No? (m)

    I have been unsure whether or not to have my 11 year old dd vaccinated with Gardisil. We've always been pro-vaccination and have completed all other vaccinations, but I have read/seen too much concerning info. regarding Gardisil, and have also felt there's a lack of long-term research saying it's safe. Then I read this:

    http://www.nvic.org/nvic-vaccine-new...es-deaths.aspx

    Now, I'm heavily leaning against doing it. Thoughts from other moms/dads who have children at this age?

    Lea

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    absolutely. I opted out at 11, but my dd will get it next year. She got a bunch of others this year and I didn't want to add to the misery.

    Know that the site you listed is biased towards no vaccines in general - I would take what they say with a grain of salt.

    I have had active HPV (along with 50% of women in general) and thus an increased risk of cervical cancer. I want to avoid that with my girls.

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    Default 9 and 11 here--have had first shot

    We will go in twice more for the shots. The 11 year old was up for a school physical anyway, so we thought we might as well do it now. And since you can do 9 and up, we are doing them together to just not have to think about it again.

    My family doc is not pushing it at all--lack of long term studies, that it doesn't deal with enough viruses, etc--but my health prof for ob/gyn is ALL for it. I figured it was worth it in the long run for any protection.

    I didn't hear enough of a down side, but I didn't go searching for it either. I decided to trust the ob/gyn and the family doc didn't fight it at all.

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    At ages 11 and 13, I opted not to have my dd vacinated. I was sure she was not active.

    I am uncertain what I will do next year when dd is 15.

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    Default After investigating this more thoroughly I have (m)

    come to the conclusion that I will wait to have my daughter vaccinated. She is 11 and by no means anywhere CLOSE to being sexually active. So, I'll give it a few more years and see what new info, if any, comes out. I found the link below to have a fascinating, unbiased article. The article I had a link to in my first post was from an anti-vaccine website, which I didn't realize at the time. I am definitely not anti-vaccination- just not convinced of the safety, and necessity of Gardisil at my daughter's young age.

    Lea

    http://health.usnews.com/health-news...in-older-teens

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    Yes for my boys (9 and 11). I want to have it done before sexual activity is even possible because most times .. parents are the last to know.

    I'd feel bad about myself knowing I did not do this soon enough and responsible for some other womans cancer .. Both my BIL and SIL are OBGYN and researched lots and recommend and will give to their kids. My OB is all for it also.

    Remember that it takes more than just 1 shot .. so you need 6 months before it is effective (part of the reason they re. it young)

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    Default Yes my DD just finished up the series of the shots

    I believe they were six months in total with one shot and then another one 2 months later and then the last one. I trusted my ped and what he thought was best and he suggested doing it so we went with it. SOme of the bad publicity does worry me but you can always find bad things if you go lookingf for them.

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    My dd is 12 and we have not done this yet, but we will. I asked my OB/Gyn (whom I trust) and she told me she is for it. She has a dd the same age and will get her the shots.

    I better put this on the to-do list.

    Kristin

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    i will probably get it for 2 boys and 1 girl.

    That said, I am increasingly wary of the FDA and the drug companies and over medication in general in our society. I'm also more and more into organics and all natural products and have found myself declining extra tests or specialists at the doctor for the kids and myself, just because I wonder why it's really necessary of if it's just ordered because a 3rd party is paying so neither doc or I are even aware of the costs (and insurance is not getting any cheaper for us!!). And many of you may be well aware of my very low-tech attitude with vet care!!

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    Yes - it's a no brainer. I waited until this year to give more time for any long term or unknown side effects to show up. This is a great vaccine. It prevents HPV, which is number 1 cause of cervical cancer and also can cause infertility. Boys need it also.

    Just had an article in paper recently about a teenager who was going in for his 100th (yes, 100!) surgery to remove rapidly growing warts from his throat & vocal cords - he got it the birth canal during delivery.

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