Will your teen get the new HPV vaccine??

@nelly5 (1425)
United States
July 22, 2008 12:58pm CST
I took my daughter to the doctor this morning to get her physcial for sports for the coming school year. The doctor asked me if I was going to have my daughter get the Gardasil injection in order to help prevent her from getting HPV. I guess that since my daughter is 12 I never thought about her getting it yet. I know that one of my nieces is getting it but I guess I didn't think it was time for my daughter yet, even though I see the "one less, one less, one less" commercial all the time. I am just wondering, how many of you have had your daughter get this shot? ...and if you are not going to have your daughter get this shot, why or why not? Personally I think it is a great idea, how wonderful that we can provide something like this to our youth in order to help keep them healthy, with that being said, I have not fully read up on Gardasil and do not know the side effects yet.
4 responses
• United States
24 Jul 08
My girls are still young so I have time to watch this one play out. But I am pretty sure it wont be happening under my consent. There are too many people out there looking for a way to control the population. I would have horrible guilt if ten years down the road it comes out that this vaccination had hidden sterilization in it.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I never thought of that, kinda freaky to think of that. I wouldn't doubt if someone out there was thinking of using some kind of hidden sterilization in some kind of vaccination. Thanks for making me think about this. I will certainly be looking into this more before I allow my daughter to get this vaccination. Thanks for your response. Have a great day!
22 Jul 08
im sorry to sound really thick but could you enlighten my to what HPV is? im assuming its some sort of STI and i didnt realise there were such an immunisation, i have never heard of this here in the UK
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@marina321 (4561)
26 Jul 08
Actually, the vaccine is available in the UK too and has made a few headlines recently and lately
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• Indianapolis, Indiana
21 Jan 16
I just wrote an article about this, and I wished I would have read this before she went to the doctor.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
11 Feb 09
If I had a teenager, which I don't, I probably would if they wanted to or even if they didn't object. If they objected I would listen to them and see what their point was before I decided to put them on it. Overall, I would probably put my daughter on the vaccine because cervical cancer is a very scary thing and I think we should do what we can to prevent it.