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what are ur views on Gardasil?

I got an immunization schedule from my kids dr and it says at 11 yrs old or entering 6th grade that they give the girl gardasil. I dont trust that shot its too new for me and i dont care for my daughter to have it! Even still i think 11 yrs old is TOO young to get it if i were to give it to her.

 
chrstny88

Asked by chrstny88 at 3:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Health

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  • I haven't gotten it. I refuse to. It is pointless. It only protects against 3 or 4 of the hundreds of strains of HPV and even then it isn't 100% effective. Also, according to research, most women get these strains of HPV in their 20s and 30s and the shot only lasts 5 years so what good is it to a teenager? None. And too many girls are dying from it. So no way was I going to get it.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:50 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • My daughter who is 17.5 didnt get it and won't until she decides to get it. Scares the crap outta me that shot.
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 3:38 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I won't touch it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • The problem with the shot is doctors do not tell all the info. There are many many types of HPV. The shot is only good against a very few of them. Therfore, a lot of times it is pointless sadly to say.
    mommytoangel407

    Answer by mommytoangel407 at 4:16 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I don't trust it and my girls aren't getting it.  Nuff said!

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 4:47 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • We have been researching this for the last year. We will not be getting our (14 year old) daughter this vaccine, unless she chooses to get it.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:21 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

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