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Should I Have The Cervical Cancer Vaccine?

Postby Aberthol » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:00 pm


I have had a letter through the post about this cervical cancer vaccine and i have researched it and there is must controvesy about the matter. a few girls have died from it, others paralysed and some have experienced fainting and extreme pain.

what should i do???
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Postby Cian » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:59 pm

Different sites, different statistics. Medicine.com doesn't say a thing about paralysis or fainting but fainting is a common occurrence with any inoculation (I saw some pretty "macho" guys faint when given their shots in the military during basic training). There was a report of very rare cases of death not a "few". The reference to pain was "some pain", not "extreme pain" and soreness at the injection site which I have experienced with any number of shots including the ones I give myself for diabetes. As for ages, the site recommends it for females ages 11 to 26 with no mention of sexual activity in the criteria other than a reference saying it is not as effective in women already exposed to the virus. The only reason for the age and gender restrictions at the moment is the drug hasn't been tested in any other groups but that is under way now.
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Postby valentino » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:56 pm

There are always side effects to every vaccine. The deal with the cervical cancer vaccine has to do with your age and if you are sexually active or not. If you are 11-26, get the vaccine. If you've already had sex and are over 26, it's pretty much pointless.

The vaccine is recommended for girls ages 11 to 12, although it may be used in girls as young as age 9. This allows a girl's immune system to be activated before she's likely to encounter HPV. Vaccinating at this age also allows for the highest antibody levels. The higher the antibody levels, the greater the protection (from the link below)
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Postby Botolf » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:07 am

There is very little controversy. Those cases were extreemly rare. The positives far outweigh the bad.
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Postby sawyers98 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:26 pm

There have been isolated instances of death occuring shortly after this vaccination.
This can occur with any vaccination, and is extremely rare.

There have also been some cases where ther have been mass episodes of girls fainting and reporting extreme pain, generally in all girl schools, where mass hysteria is more the cause.

My daughter HATES needles and is a is a real baby when it comes to blood tests.

She had the vaccination (all 3 doses), by herself, and reported barely any pain and no after effects.

Far more women die from cervical cancer, and suffer far more pain/discomfort from treatment of this disease than have suffered ill effects from the vaccine.

If you are under 25 with moderate to nil sexual activity, then get vaccinated!
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