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 Hey mom's so I was wondering how many of you chose to have your child given this series of shots?

Boys? Girls?

What do you think?

Both of my older sons, ages 13 and 11 will be getting the first one today :)

EDIT: Mom's who chose not to get the shot's...I am not trying to be rude by responding :) thanks for is your choice and I have no right to question it :)

by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM


Quoting ashleighmama:

My 14 yr old som got the shots and my 8 year old son will get them too when hes old enough. My 14 year old didnt have any side effects from it.


by Barbara on Feb. 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

We have not discussed it with my son or with his doctor yet.

So undecided.

by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Absolutely not, they don't have any idea what the long term side effects are, it's just way too new and they haven't done near enough testing on it.

by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Yes my dd has taken it and I have. I'm not sure why there is an age limit but my doc gave it to me when I was 30 or so. No side effects for me or dd. I had to give my kid the chicken pox vaccine when it was relatively new and that's just chicken pox. Preventing cancer is more important IMO. 

by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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Both of my girls (aged 16 and 18) got it when it was offered at school - they were about 14 I think.  We have a strong family history of cervical cancer so anything that can help reduce the risk was worthwhile in my book.  They had no side effects from the shot, nor did any of their class mates.

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I always vax my girls for everything but not this one...they did the research and refused's their bodies and they said no...

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Both of my girls have gotten it.  It wasn't being offered to boys when my son was inteh 12-14 age range otherwise he would have gotten it too.

by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM
Yes, my 15 yr-old ds had the series of shots just after his 13th bday. His pediatrician recommended it for him, and I totally trust him.
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by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I will admit that I don't know much about this shot.  But my ped. pitched a fit when I declined to give consent.  

I took my son for his yearly check up (he is 12) and he needed a shot for school menigitis or something like that.  The dr says he needs a booster and goes off to get everything in order.  She came back with 3 needles and a small box and begins to inject my son.  Luckily I asked why 4 seperate things for 2 shots.  These are the shots he needs.  I ALMOST let it go when the mommy alarm went off in head.  I asked which one did he just get and whats next.  She explained he just received the meng. one and next was the booster then gardasil then a nosil spray for the flu.  

I refrained from saying are you f**king me lady? I instead calmy asked why she was about to inject my son WITHOUT consent????  She actaully said well everyone gets them.  I said Ummmm not everyone!  The look of the judgement was priceless.  

This from the same woman not 20 minutes earlier questioned me as to why I bring my son to another doctor?  Confused I said I don't and inquired why she would think that.  She said we only have records of him coming in once a year for checkups.  Even MORE confused I said ok and....waiting for a reasonable answer.  To which she said you HAVE to bring him here when he is sick so we have a complete medical history.  I said you have a complete history what are you talking about.  Then she accused me of getting black market antibiotics by saying you cant just give him meds from anywhere you know.  

Still feeling like I was in Twilight zone I said look I have no idea what you are talking about I am not seeing another doctor nor am I giving my son ANY meds of ANY kind except for an occasional anti-imflammatory for the football season.  In a very 2yr old voice say well you have to be taking him somewhere when he gets sicks because we both know it isnt here. I said of course it isnt here she interrupted and said thats exactly what I am talking about then.  I told if you would let me finish it is here or anywhere because LUCKILY my son doesnt get sick enough to warrant a doctors visit maybe a runny nose or slight cough but nothing some rest and vitamin C cant cure.  She literally didnt believe with my son agreeing and telling her that he hasnt missed a day of school in 3 years.

So due to all that fun needless to say I wasnt interesting in conversing with her any further to get infomation about gardasil for boys.

I would love to hear from moms of boys about their decisions for or against it.  I again dont know more than it protects against HPV.  I also wasnt aware that boys where effected by HPV I thought it was only girls.  So please share your insight. 

by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I was thinking about it years ago when it first came out.  My daughter was way too young at the time.  I was watching my son wrestle and met a mom who's daughter got the shot and it triggered an auto-immune disease.  I believe it was fatal.  So, no my daughter is not going to get the shot, if she chooses to as an adult (she's 13), then that will be her choice.  My son who is 19 did not and will not get it at all.  He was born with a genetic form of cancer and congenital heart defects, I'm not chancing it with him.  On the other hand I have a good friend who just finished treatment for cervical cancer, the one that Gardisil proects against, she went from stage one cancer to stage 3 in a week.  She had internal and external radiation and chemo.

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