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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 sharing...it is your choice and I have no right to question it :)

by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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WandaSue
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

 I did the same with my boys :) they agreed to do it tho. thanks for sharing

Quoting BelleVernonGirl:

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

 

WandaSue
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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 :) we absolutely love our pedi too! :)

Quoting CTBmom:

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.

 

WandaSue
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

 how old are your sons now?

The CDC states that GARDASIL can be given to boys and young men ages 9 through 26, if you and the doctor decide it’s right for your son.

http://www.gardasil.com/vaccine-for-cervical-cancer/hpv-infection/index.html

Quoting vlynn.iowa:

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.

 

TranquilMind
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:46 PM

No way on that one.  Too many serious side effects.  Too short a time in development and in the market. 

WandaSue
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

 oh wow! thank you for sharing! hugs

Quoting zacmacsmomm:

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.

 

WandaSue
by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

 thanks for sharing :)

Quoting TranquilMind:

No way on that one.  Too many serious side effects.  Too short a time in development and in the market. 

 

Mainegirl
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Yes my son ended up getting it.

CTBmom
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:43 AM
I think that loving and trusting your kids' pediatrician is SO important! You're entrusting your child's well being to him or her. My son's pedi was my younger sister and brother's doctor when they were children, so I've known this man for 30 years. He's taken care of my boy since birth, and I could NOT have more trust or respect for him, as a doctor and as a person :-) 


Quoting WandaSue:

 :) we absolutely love our pedi too! :)


Quoting CTBmom:

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 Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM

both my girls got these shots - it runs in my family so better safe than sorry 

TCain0001
by Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:46 AM

My daughter and both of my boys got Gardasil shots.  They're fine.

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