Iam not going to kill my daughter.

@dfollin (12747)
United States
July 25, 2008 11:22am CST
Have you all seen those commercial about a medicine that is supposed to prevent girls from getting uterine cancer? In the state that I live in they have made it a law that every girl entering the sixth grade must start the series of shots of this medicine.Now there are reports that there are girls that have gone on that medication have died,become cripple as well as some other side effects.Well,Iam not going to make my daughter take those shots.
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hi Dfollin, I agree with you 110%, I wouldn't do this to my daughter either! I don't understand how the government can make a law that affects people, especially children, in physically negative ways. Go to oprah.com and follow her links to Dr. Oz...he knows all...give it a try maybe it'll help... Also, you should write your congressmen, legislators, senators, and finally the president himself...did you know that you can send them e-mails? Check it out, go to your counties website and the info on how to do this should be there. Good luck and don't back down!! ~G~
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
25 Jul 08
They made it a law,just like a law for the other imunazations that there is for kids in school.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Isn't there a way to exempt yourself, just like with other immunizations? I know for a fact you can decline immunizations for your children based on religious or personal beliefs, and the school does have to accept it. They aren't always HAPPY about it but they do it.
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@peavey (16815)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Forcing people to do things that are dangerous means we have a government that is out of control. I would not allow my daughter to take these shots either. Please do contact your senators and representatives, and anyone else who can make a difference.
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@dfollin (12747)
• United States
25 Jul 08
They are out of contol.I will leave the state if I have to.
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@peavey (16815)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Good for you.
@myklj999 (14993)
25 Jul 08
peavey-thank you for the additional links below.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
If they attend public school you might not have a choice. Plus, those vacines are for girls/women who've had and STD, how many sexually active 6 graders do you know, and if you do, why haven't you told their parents? This "ain't my business" crap is going to get somebody pregnant or worse.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Hmmm.. from what I know the vaccine is to prevent girls and young women from catching the 4 main strains of HPV. It won't cure HPV or get rid of it if you have it, but I think that is why they are stressing for young girls to get it, they are more likely to be protected so they never do catch HPV, and thus the chance of them ever getting cervical cancer is reduced. I do agree that more studies need to be done, and lengthier ones so there is a real timeframe to see what happens to people after years. I think it is recommended from ages 9-26, and parents who are more concerned about the whole puberty and growing/developing body issue could just wait until their daughter is older, say 17, and asking about birth control or in a steady relationship. It's so odd that something that potentially protects from cancer would cause such an uproar, but in cases like this things are never all one way or another. It's neither all good nor all bad. It's hard to make a good informed decision because of all the variables, including reactions, allergies, etc.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
25 Jul 08
What state do you live in? I see these commercials and think it's a crime to mandate a shot like this. It hasn't even been on the market that long. Uterine cancer is not contagious so why does there need to be a law mandating its distribution. If I'm not mistaken, you can be excused from immunizations if it goes against your religious beliefs. There are some parents that claim this exemption even with common immunizations because it is believed to be linked to Autism. I really think women of all ages should ban together to fight this. It just sounds like Government is in bed with the pharmaceutical companies at our expense.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have seen some of these commercials, however I am not sure if you actually mean something for cervical cancer. But your concern that is raised I can understand either way. By hearing the reports you are speaking of I would have to agree with you about worrying about the side effects. What will happen if you do not abide by this law?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Jul 08
I have seen that commerical I didn't realize it can cause all of this. That sounds scary.
• United States
26 Jul 08
I cannot believe that it is mandatory in your state! Isn't that why we live in America for a free way of life?! I completly agree with you, ALL medication has side effects and expecially new ones, that havent yet seen all the side effects for them. It should be an option for the parent and definatly not maditory!
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
3 Aug 08
We are not free. We are test subjects.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jul 08
dfollin I would investigate these reports for accuracy before I would say no shots as preventing uterine cancer is much better than having your daughter get it and be treated for it, and maybe lose her life.every medication in the world has some side effects but I know if I quit taking my diabetes medicine I could die from a diabetic coma. I think a lot of these so called reports are probably 'bogus as things get blown out of proportion in something like these seriesof shots. Protect your daughter from uterine c ance while you can.talk to your physican and see what he or she thinks a bout anyside effects, and get the facts from a reliable source not from rumors.
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@myklj999 (14993)
25 Jul 08
It's not all rumors. What I quoted has been reported on CBS and NBC.
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
27 Jul 08
i have never heard of this or seen the commercial...what is it about? why do the girls in 6th grade have to take it?
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I have not heard that these shots had actually started and I had not heard that there were bad reports because of them. I would imagine they are being treated like the immunizations that are given in the public schools here that the students must have before entering kindergarten and then again the 7th grade, so they will probably not allow your daughter to enter the 6th grade if she has not taken the shot. I do understand your concern and I would feel the same way and would find a way to either privately educate my daughter or home school, which could possibly avoid a problem with the lack of the shot. I also would want to look into this as much as I could since I had a sister die of uterine and ovarian cancer 8 years ago at the age of 49. It only took 3 years from the time she was diagnosed until the time that she passed away. It is still bothersome to me and it has been 8 years ago. As her sister, I had to have myself tested to make sure that I did not have the cancer also. Good luck to you and your daughter.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Are you talking about the one that prevents cervical cancer? The only reason I ask is because I wish they had that shot when I was younger. I mean each person has to make the decision about what is best for them and or their family. I had an abnormal pap from HPV and they were pre cancerous cells, which could have been prevented with this vaccine. I do understand your concerns though with the vaccine though.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I do not think they should make you have your daughter get the shot. I think it should be up to you. All vaccines have some kind of side effect just like any kind of medication. I do understand where you are coming from. Maybe you can get a couple of parents to go to the school board with you so they can't make you do it to put your daughter in that school. Good luck.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I didn't know that was required in Virginia. If I had a daughter, I wouldn't make her take it either. I hadn't heard about the side effects.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I say, Good for you, dfollin! People need to stand up and voice their disapproval when government dictates too much in our lives. If I had a young daughter I would not blindly follow along with what is being pushed upon everyone. We all have a responsibility to our children, to make decisions with their best interest in mind. The authorities are doing more and more to take these rights away from parents.
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@xjewlsx (19)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I was going to get it but then my mom found out that it killed some people.
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I think everyone should be able to choose about immunizations but only for diseases that could not cause an epidemic. The one you are speaking of is one of those. I just wish there was a way they could test people to see if the would have a reaction.
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@jstaubin (423)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I would not be giving my daughter the shots. And the government needs to start to take a better control of all these vacines that they force us to give to our children. If they know that these things are happening because of the shots then they should stop giving the shots and they should not give them in the first place unless they have been fully tested. They need to stop using our youth as test rats. And if the people who control these vaccines do not start doing a better job and more children die or are permantly damaged because of these vacines then they should be brought up on murder and child cruelty charges. Besides the fact that these shots that they are giving are to prevent one of the rarest cancers so basical it is about making money and not actually helping anybody.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I agree with you, that one really chaps my a55! I have a 14 year old daughter, her father asked me when she is going to start the shots, I said after I die. This is yet another instance that our government is taking care of us!
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
26 Jul 08
Something pazzling me all the time is what is government. It consists of politicions. They are not experts or our relatives, but they urge us to obey them and they say they do every thing for our benefit. Although they say they try to develop the welfare of the country, are they more smart than we are? Can they care more about our kids more than we do?
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@ycanteye (770)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I don't believe that should ever have been made mandatory. IMO the risks far outweigh the benefits and if I had a child that age I believe I would ask my family Dr. to write something to have her exempted from taking the shot. If I remember correctly isn't this to prevent the type of uterine cancer caused by being sexually active with many partners? If so aren't they being presumptuous?
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