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HPV vaccine... *Small edit*

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My stepson was due for shots - TWO of them - in order to return to school. I can't remember what the two shots were, but he ended up getting six. One of the six was the HPV vaccine.

Just FYI: I did not take him to get his shots, his BM did. DH & I do not vaccinate our children together. We did until the age of 3 when one suddenly had extreme signs of aggression & still struggles with it. Our 6 year old twins were vaccinated until 3, our 4 year old until 1, and our almost 2 year old has had no shots.

Anyway, when BM dropped him off after getting his shots, she told me how many he got. My jaw dropped, four shots that were not required for him to return to school were given to him - I'm really wishing I would have just written a letter saying we no longer vaccinate, but it's too late for that. So he got a chicken pox booster, and the HPV. I'm not sure what others he got, but those are the 'extras' that she told me about. The first thing out of my mouth was "Gardasil, you got him the Gardasil shot?!!?" She immediately looked appauled and said "NO!" .... I've been researching since I got home this evening (I had a long day at the hospital with one of the twins), and the only shot I can find for boys is, in fact, gardasil.

There have been a lot of deaths and serious life altering side effects because of this shot. I'm devestated by the fact that she unnecessarily gave her son (a child who has lived in my home and been a part of my life for almost 8 years, and I raise everyday) a shot that she had no idea what it was.

What is your stance on Gardasil? Is it something you would give your child? Especially a 12 year old who isn't even interested in the opposite sex?

BM texted me today to ask if SS was okay. I told her he has had headaches for the last two days, but that I didn't know how he was today since DH gets him off for school & I sleep with the littles til' they get up. "Okay thanks. I read up on the shot and the paralysis it may cause and don't want him to be worried about it. I believe we worry about it enough." was what she said in response. I think she's a bit worried about it now that she realizes that she gave him this specific shot without even thinking about what it was. She just assumed they wouldn't give him something dangerous? What, like wheat isn't dangerous to his body, and you continue to give it to him? ... Whatever, I'm really irritated.

My actions do not just affect my life, but also the lives of those that depend on me. Therefore, I choose to make good decisions, ones that will have a positive impact on the lives I've been given to raise up.

by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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RoxeyMama
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM
What age do they give it? I definatly don't wanna risk my kids.....
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moneysaver6
by Platinum Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM
We wouldn't give it to our boys or our girls. I think the sudden movement to give it to boys is nothing more than a marketing ploy.

Quoting tharealty2:


Quoting moneysaver6:

I wouldn't give any child of mine Gardasil.  Even if we did feel it necessary to give to our girls, we wouldn't our boys.

why not protect your boys against it as well?

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DebnDrew
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Got my eldest the Gardasil shots and will be getting my younger 2 the gardasil shot. Tell me how much you hate it when you have watched someone with HPV die of cervical cancer.

babygirl4326
by Silver Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

BUMP!

DebnDrew
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Can someone please list the side effects you have seen from this? Because I just posted on my FB asking 6 of my friends who also got their daughters the shots and NONE of them has ever had side effects. I don't want to know what is on the box, I want to know what you have SEEN. Has anyone seen any of these side effects or is everyone just relying on "I heard....."?

TAG_ur_it
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

i have refused it twice for my 12 year old DS.  they keep trying to sneak it by me on the signature page.  if they try to do it next time we're there, i'm switching doctors.  hate that ped anyway.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

I can't understand why anyone would let their child get 6 shots all at once regardless of what they are.  Why?  For convenience so you don't have to make a 2nd or 3rd trip to the dr?  Not to mention that most of the shots the poor kid didn't even need in the first place.  Sad for you and your hubby that you have to sit there powerlessly.  My heart goes out to you and your stepson.

Will NEVER give to mine.  Sorry, lets teach some morals and common sense instead of just giving 3 shots to prevent hpv. 

mamalove1023
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:49 PM


Quoting DebnDrew:

Can someone please list the side effects you have seen from this? Because I just posted on my FB asking 6 of my friends who also got their daughters the shots and NONE of them has ever had side effects. I don't want to know what is on the box, I want to know what you have SEEN. Has anyone seen any of these side effects or is everyone just relying on "I heard....."?

Seizures, fainting, shortness of breath, rash, and oh yeah, lets not forget death.  There are many more but these are the side effects I've seen.

littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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Quoting DebnDrew:

Can someone please list the side effects you have seen from this? Because I just posted on my FB asking 6 of my friends who also got their daughters the shots and NONE of them has ever had side effects. I don't want to know what is on the box, I want to know what you have SEEN. Has anyone seen any of these side effects or is everyone just relying on "I heard....."?


that is because the anti hpv people on here are full of it. The shot is not anymore dangerous than any other vaccine out there. My dd was fine, others that got it that I knew are ALL FINE  I have had the HPV virus for a long time   Excuse me for wanting my dd to not have to go through what I went through.  Also, the ones saying their teens are mature enough to decide against it .  They absolutely are NOT mature enough and they have not experienced life long enough to make such a major decision  about their health.  Most will eventully have the virus anyway, without the shot.  May they not suffer with it like I did.

littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:56 PM


Quoting mamalove1023:

 

Quoting DebnDrew:

Can someone please list the side effects you have seen from this? Because I just posted on my FB asking 6 of my friends who also got their daughters the shots and NONE of them has ever had side effects. I don't want to know what is on the box, I want to know what you have SEEN. Has anyone seen any of these side effects or is everyone just relying on "I heard....."?

Seizures, fainting, shortness of breath, rash, and oh yeah, lets not forget death.  There are many more but these are the side effects I've seen.

no one I know,, including my dd, had anything happen to them

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