Those of us with kids who are going through the process of getting their kids vaccinated with the Gardasil vaccine to prevent HPV will be happy to know that kids who start getting vaccinated before age 15 need to get only two doses, according to a new recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which counsels the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention on the nation’s vaccine schedul
The previous regiment was for three (3) doses, but studies have shown that two doses work just as well. Experts predict that the simpler, more flexible timeline will result in higher rates of HPV vaccination, which has lagged among both girls and boys.
Those of us who as vaccine injury attorneys work with families injured by vaccines, including the Gardsasil HPV vaccine know that vaccines are safe. But while vaccine injuries and reactions are rare, they are real. Some of the common reactions to the HPV Gardasil vaccine are autoimmune disorders, including arthritis, joint pain, myalgias. There have also been complaints of more significant autoimmune disorders being linked to the HPV Gardasil vaccine, specifically lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Under the new schedule, the first of two doses of the HPV vaccine should be administered at ages 11 or 12, although it could be given as early as age 9, as under the previous recommendation. The second dose would be administered six to 12 months after the first dose.
The new recommendation does not apply to adolescents who begin getting vaccinated after they turn 15. They should still get three shots over a six-month period, the panel said.
The HPV vaccine prevents cervical, vaginal, anal, and head and neck cancers, as well as precancerous lesions and genital warts. The most widely used vaccine is Gardasil, manufactured by Merck.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was set up to compensate those injured by a vaccine. There are strict deadlines. Three (3) years from the onset of symptoms and two (2) years from the date of death.
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