All four of my kids have gotten the HPV shots. I have two girls and two boys. The youngest is 12 and just finished his series.
I asked my peds doctor about them and she said that this vaccine has been used in Europe for over 12 years. When I asked her if she'd let her kids get it, she said absolutely. She then went on to tell me that she wished there was a shot to prevent the cancer that your little girl died of. What can you say to that?
None of my kids had any ill affects from the shot. Their arm hurt for a day or two, but that's it. I'm not a huge proponent to giving shots for every little thing, we don't get flu shots, but on this one, I'm glad I did.
Keep in mind, if there is any chance they already have it (if they're sexually active at all), the vaccine won't help.
You might want to do a bit of research on this before you commit to getting the vaccine - there are a lot of bizarre side effects, and HPV is just the virus that causes warts - warts anywhere.
Personally, I have HPV - along with 50% of sexually active adults, according to the CDC - and the only problem I've ever had was an abnormal pap smear. CDC says there are approximately 61,000 HPV related cancers every year - as opposed to 20 million people with HPV.
I actually have appointments set up for this Thursday for both my boys...I don't know a lot about this shot...but I've seen photos of people who have had hpv and it's not a pretty pic to say the least...and my son was studying about it in his health class and came home wanting to get the shots so we're getting them after I looked up the affects it has on getting the disease
Edited by: ABRANNEWME2014 at: 1/28/2013 (16:20)
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I would like to know if any parents out there have started taking their kids to get HPV vaccines? I heard both girls and boys need them. My Ob/Gyn and my kids paediatrician both said I need to vaccinate my daughter, but many parents told me they will not and I can't decide. My doctors told me at 13 they need to start getting shots, but I just read they should start at 18.
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