I am not always a huge fan of vaccines. What is your take on the hpv vaccine?

@nanajanet (4437)
United States
October 25, 2008 12:27pm CST
At this point in my life, I do not take vaccines lightly, in fact, I do not take them at all. I do not get the flu vaccine, and I never get the flu, as I believe in prevention comes from eating right, keeping a healthy lifestyle no smoking, avoiding certain foods and preservatives, getting sleep, reducing stress, etc.). When the HPV vaccine came out, I thought to myself, "How much research have they done on this? In fact, the government wants to make it required for all girls to get it. Insane!! In fact, people died after getting it and it is fairly new. Do they understand the interaction with other drugs or underlying conditions of the person receiving this vaccine? Two articles about the deaths... http://v.mercola.com/blogs/public_blog/Three-Girls-Died--Others-Hospitalized--After-HPV-Vaccine-21325.aspx and http://www.naturalnews.com/023792.html This article speaks of why we may not need it... http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/10/25/prominent-scientist-warns-of-hpv-vaccine-dangers.aspx
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
25 Oct 08
Your articles are really an eye opener for us all. I would be more wary when it comes to the influenza vaccine this year. Thanks for sharing this information with us. © ronaldinu 2008
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• Lubbock, Texas
25 Oct 08
My negative reaction to HPV vaccine was just exacerbated by Governor Perry's demand that all girls of a certain age in Texas have the vaccine. He passed this into law without even presenting it for legislation! I was outraged. No they haven't run enough tests on it to know the long term effects and side effects. My son and daughter-in-law were visiting me when their daughter called saying their granddaughters doctor said she had to have the vaccine. You think this old great grandmother didn't raise a ruckus? Fortunately my daughter-in-law was in agreement and it took quite a bit of doing, but the school allowed her to waive the vaccine. Of course on the other hand you have people describing the effects of the cancers this vaccine is supposed to guard against and you can see why some people would go for it, but I'm against vaccines. I just think there are other ways to manage your health.
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• Lubbock, Texas
25 Oct 08
Oh, and by the way I don't think you could have referenced a more reliable source than Dr. Mercola!
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@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I read Mercola's information daily and have one of his books. I have improved my health with his information. My daughter did a lot of research before my granddaughter was born, about vaccines. They convinced her to get the first hepatitis shot because, when she asked, they said that it had no perservatives, but they lied. She will not get anymore and the dr. keeps pressuring her. I just told her to say that it's against your beliefs. They can think that she means religious, who cares? I cannot believe Perry did this. I would be in jail because I would be running around with protests against this. The problem is that people believe, blindly, what they are told by the officials instead of thinking to investigate.
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• Lubbock, Texas
25 Oct 08
Nah you wouldn't have been in jail in Texas because you would have been running "with the pack". There were major protests and somebody revealed how much the pharm. company that makes the vaccine had contributed to his campaign and his "law" was repealed.
@ltsaxcash (197)
• United States
26 Oct 08
When I went to the doctor I was asked if I wanted to get the vaccine and I said no for that very reason. This hasn't been testing nearly enough for me to feel comfortable getting it. For all we know this vaccine can cause women to have other bad side effects 50 years from now. I am so glad that my mom didn't force me to get this vaccine.
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@rainmark (4307)
25 Oct 08
Actually i only had my vaccines when i was kid. I never had those vaccines while i grow up and luckily im not sickly and got those kids of illnesses. I only had a chicken pox and High fever when i was kid but now, i haven't got them. My immune system is stronger even i didn't take those vaccines. Happy posting.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I did have flu vaccine once about 14 years ago. It was my first and last time. I was sick shortly after the vaccinations. HPV vaccine is against virus that cause cervical cancer. It shouldn't be mandatory. Some people with depress immune system may get sick.