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jan tomaswaki
27-05-2010, 04:24 PM
just some advice/suggestions from forummers.My 13 yr old daughter insist of taking 3 jabs of HPV vaccine from school,free of charge.My opinion is "why you need the injection since she is not sexually active.Any advice?

jimmyay
27-05-2010, 04:36 PM
Is there a good reason not to jab? Even with jab, still it doesn't mean she will be sexually active without thinking of consequences. There are many other disease related to STD.

jan tomaswaki
27-05-2010, 04:40 PM
There was acase in UK where a teenager died after taking the jab.I suspect the western country is trying to use third world country as guinea pig.Why the Min.of Health not give free H1N1 to the school instead of HPV?

journey
27-05-2010, 05:54 PM
I had a chance to talk to a specialist consultant who says it is a personal choice. There is no other forms of prevention except the 2 types of vaccines offered in the market. With a success rate of 90+% it seems to be the best choice.
Would I do it, well my daughter is 10 so have a couple of years to think through n gather more findings.
According to this doc in the western world, jabs were given to girls as young as 11. His clinic, the youngest was 14.

Sentinel
27-05-2010, 06:52 PM
just some advice/suggestions from forummers.My 13 yr old daughter insist of taking 3 jabs of HPV vaccine from school,free of charge.My opinion is "why you need the injection since she is not sexually active.Any advice?Jan, don't think of STD from sexual promiscuity (darn... suddenly cannot spell the word anymore!) alone but other diseases like herpes etc need not necessary be from direct sexual intercourse but body fluids... sometimes even thru sports.

Try and weigh the pros and cons... jab and no jab and decide lor. If you think its better not to take the jab then just don't do it. Just don't cause trauma to your little girl, calmly discuss with her.

AllUrban
27-05-2010, 07:14 PM
just some advice/suggestions from forummers.My 13 yr old daughter insist of taking 3 jabs of HPV vaccine from school,free of charge.My opinion is "why you need the injection since she is not sexually active.Any advice?The HPV vaccine can prevent Cervical cancer - one of the only vaccine-preventable cancers. And there are many ways to pick up the HPV without sexual activity - including through sports, sharing a towel, sharing a toothbrush etc.

I know a few people (including an ex-girlfriend) who are now carriers or infected with the Hepatitis B virus because of transmission from sharing a toothbrush. Whereas Im free of Hep B because I got my jabs in secondary school.
There was acase in UK where a teenager died after taking the jab.I suspect the western country is trying to use third world country as guinea pig.Why the Min.of Health not give free H1N1 to the school instead of HPV?you suspect a little bit too much, tho one might forgive because it's your child involved. :) Free HPV (and Hepatitis B) vaccines are already common in all western countries so they are hardly using the 3rd world countries as 'guinea pigs'.

The vaccines are delivered in school in order to reach the largest number of people and they are delivered in the best interests of children - prevention is far better than cure.

As for the H1N1 vaccine, teenage children are not at major risk from severe strains of influenza like the H1N1-California strain; unless of course they have a chronic medical condition. Those at greatest risk are the very young or old, those with heart disease & diabetes and those working in the health care profession.

Cheers, m

Hiliary
27-05-2010, 09:34 PM
i heard (so no proof to support) that it is not effective for many once sexual activity begins, so best to get it now for life long protection.

The school should be able to verify this comment (or not)

Sentinel
27-05-2010, 09:54 PM
Jan, I did my jab only when I was moving to Shanghai for my job transfers and thats not too long ago and all because of being afaraid of Hepatitits B in China...

AllUrban
31-05-2010, 01:15 PM
i heard (so no proof to support) that it is not effective for many once sexual activity begins, so best to get it now for life long protection.

The school should be able to verify this comment (or not)better to get someone like palmdoc to comment.

I believe the reason for introducing the vaccine early is because it will allow the body to develop larger numbers and variety of anti-bodies - having an effect on a larger number of strains of the virus. Whereas, if a person has already had sexual activity they may already be exposed to certain strains and their body will already be producing the specific antibodies for those strains.

Again, better to get the doctor to comment.

Cheers, m