My daughter is due to have the HPV vaccine but I’m not sure if she should. We have read so many things for it but so many more against this vaccine and don’t know if we should let her have it. She has all other vaccines up to date, but I’m just worried about this one and I’m not the only worried parent. Please help need some guidance.

Posted by jessies girl, 27th February 2014

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  • I would suggest talking to a dr. and discussing the pros and cons.

  • there are some good comments here

  • how did you go deciding?

  • Its really a decision only you can make. I would do your research and weigh it up, talk to your gp and paed and follow you gut instinct.

  • Vaccinations are the safest they’ve ever been. I think you need to weigh up the possible side effects of the vaccination against the possible risk of some cervical cancers.

  • Seek professional advice from your doctor & make an informed decision.

  • Vaccinations are a very personal choice and it is just a matter of doing as much research as possible.

  • Babies and Children get their sets of Vaccines, We do this to give them better health and this next one is just the same.
    I’d rather prevent something than having the slightest chance of being sorry

  • I Would do some extensive research on it

  • Ask questions regarding it. research online and speak with your doctor

  • Talk to you gp. Ask questions regarding it.

  • The pros of vaccinations always out weigh the cons, talk to Dr to put your mind at ease. If your child has all others up to date then obviously she has no adverse reactions to them

  • I myself got this vaccine when I was in high school we were one of the first years in Australia to have the Gardasil HPV. I am pro vaccines however I was and still am hesitant with this vaccine due to the lack of information available. I suggest making a pros and cons list and also discussing it over with your daughter as she is now old enough to understand what is going to be jabbed into her. this one is a tough one and there is no right or wrong way to go about it. I would just try to stay as open minded to all the information and possibilities before saying yes or no. I am sure I will have this same struggle one day. good luck

  • Find a great GP and have a chat, involve her too it may be quite benificial, in the long term vaccinations are creating a safer world but it is true they may have some immediate side effects in a very small number of people…like cars or peanuts really. Cars are great, handy to have but they kill kids and disable many more each year yet we still take the chance to save walking everywhere.

  • perhaps you need to weigh up the arguments for an against to make as educated a decision as possible. I personally feel the vaccine is best but I have seen how quickly someone can pass away after having being diagnosed with cervical cancer. At the end of the day only you and your partner can decide on what you feel most comfortable with

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