Gardasil Vaccine

Ok, so this may be a touchy subject for some. So I hope it doesn't offend anyone at all (totally not my intentions). So many of us know that they're pushing the Gardasil vaccine on pre-teens to prevent hpv and cervical cancer. Some people are for it and some are against it. I received it when when I was 11 or 12 and I've had not adverse reactions. I have a friend who is totally against it and pretty much tells me that it's not right to give any child the vaccine. There are studies out there saying that it's dangerous and it could potentially do more harm than good for our children. What is your insight and what do you think about the vaccine?

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4NicoleLos Lunas, New Mexico
    04/11/16
    I was in the study for it and they found out that i had the step right under cancer so I got the shot. I am for it and when my daughter can get it I will be letting her. Because cervical cancer run in my family.
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      04/13/16
      5Tabitha
      I had cervical cancer and was told by my gynecologist to never get it for my girls.
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      04/15/16
      4Nicole
      Did they say why?
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      04/17/16
      5Tabitha
      She said it wasn't safe. It causes more complications that good.. There's some 50 different types of HPV, the vaccine protects against 5 I believe. (I could be wrong on those numbers, its been awhile since I've researched).
      HPV is one of those natural vaginal bacterial anybody can get the bad bacteria, but take care of yourself and stay monogamous and you'll be fine.
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        04/19/16
        4Nicole
        Thank you. My sister is the complete opposite. She also has cervical cancer and hpv and she said that this was before she received the vaccine. She said that she refuses to let her daughter go unprotected and when her daughter is of age, she will receive the shot. Where I live, they're making it a requirement for all incoming high school students (male and female) to receive the vaccine. I know it can be a touchy subject because their are some for it and some against. Same thing with doctors.
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          04/20/16
          5Tabitha
          Yes, vaccines are touchy. :) There are exemption forms if you want and look hard enough. But that's up to each parent.
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