Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)
This vaccine might be one of the most important vaccine that your child receives!
It can prevent cancer that could afflict your child in the future.
The Gardasil vaccine was initially approved in the U.S. in 2006, and it’s the first vaccine of its kind that can protect many types of cancer. It protects against 90% of anogenital warts, 70% of cervical cancer, 50% of vulvar and vaginal cancers, and 80% of anal cancers.
Even the otolaryngology community is strongly recommending Gardasil because it is believed to be responsible for 30 to 40% of head and neck cancers.
The vaccine in approved for both males and females from ages 9 to 26 years old. The safety of this vaccine has been studied for over 10 years with multiple safety studies conducted even more recently.
Unfortunately, many parents and consumers have been given misleading and inaccurate information through social media and the internet. This is the only opportunity for you to protect your children for the future. You must understand that this is an ANTI-CANCER vaccine and has nothing to do with enabling promiscuity.
Most of these HPV viruses can be spread through intimate contact, not just intercourse.
We recommend getting the vaccine early prior to any possible exposure. Get the first dose at 11 and the second dose 6-12 months after that. Please click on the link below for more detailed information about the vaccine.
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