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 stumbled on the same hesitation too. Ended up getting the vaccine.

  • you know what . I am with you on this one. I agree giving kids their injections are a good thing and my kids are both up to date. This one though gives me a funny feeling.I guess you feel the same way i do . To me there is something not quite right about it.
    I think this is a injection given to young girls who are not sexually active. My daughter is only 4 but i will offer her the option to receive this injection when she is sexually active or 18. Hopefuly by then if there are any side affects with drug it should have happened by then. In all honesty i would give your daughter this one wait and see and i think you will understand me

  • Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes it is better to than not to.

  • I can’t say yes or no for you, so I hope you are able to choose what is right for your family.

  • I have yet to find any argument against any vaccine that is not factually incorrect and does not reek of scaremongering.
    When you read the actual scientific information on them, and research the sheer number of deaths vaccinations have helped prevent, you wonder why on earth anyone would want to prevent their child from having that protection.

  • Very good question representing all concerned mothers.
    I am from medical profession but here am expressing unbiased mother’s views only, although there are risks in everything we do on a daily basis but for making a good decision we should outweigh them with the benefits. Being a mother of a daughter I am 100% confident I will go for it cause I can’t handle the suffering HPV could bring GOD forbidden to anyone and this is the chance for all young girls.
    At the end of the day final decision is all solely yours my dear.

  • I think it’s a great thing and if it was offered to me I would definitely have it! Cervical cancer is too common nowadays and I would do anything to stop my girl from getting it!

  • My youngest daughter has had the vaccine…the other two were too old and missed out.
    It was my daughters choice to have the vaccine.
    Anything that helps lower the risk is a good thing

  • It sounds like a lot of pros and cons – now I’m confused

  • It is certainly a blessing for young girls these days that this vaccine is available. I just wish I was young enough to have the vaccine, it came out just after I got too old to be eligible, but I am thankful my daughters both got the vaccine, having known someone who died in their early 40’s from it.

  • i had it , got some abnormal test results, first thing the specialist asked me…have you had gardisil? when i replied yes he said “that is all” there is no way i will give any HPV type vaccinations to my children, seek advice if you are concerned but my specialists reply was all the clues i needed.

  • My 13 year old daughter has had the vaccinations, and my 14 year old son has just had his first. My Doctor told me that the rates of young women presenting with early stages of cervical cancer have reduced significantly already. As someone who had CIN1 (very early stage) years ago, I really hope that in the not too distant future, cervical cancer will be a thing of the past.

    No adverse effects here.

  • One thing that you should know is that there is a risk with everything. My 3 children are all teenagers now but I still hated giving them the vaccinations because I though that they would hate me for it and also with the risks. But I always knew that them contracting anything would leave them far worse so I went ahead with it. At the end of the day I hope that this helps but the choice must be yours. We can’t live in fear of what if.

  • I’ve had it and will allow my daughter (and my son) to have it when they’re older. You have to do what’s right for you.

  • I have had the 3 courses & will allow my daughter to have them when she is old enough. I’m no expert on the vaccine but I know that it is more effective for girls to have before they are sexually active, so anything that can help prevent cervical cancer is a plus I think. Have they changed it so boys are vaccinated as well yet?

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