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February 25, 2010



I have to say that I'm really glad I have a few years before having to make the decision on this vaccine for either of my children. I'm extremely uncomfortable with it, given some of the reactions that have been associated with it. That's not to say I think it's going to make my children more likely to be promiscuous --- not at all. But from a parent's perspective, it's hard to say which side of this particular fence the most risk is on.

Grouchy Old Girl

I'd be interested in hearing about any side effects. I haven't read of any myself, and my doctor said if he had girls at home he would certainly want them to get the shot.

In our own family there are 3 of us who have flirted too close to cervical cancer to casually dismiss any preventative treatment that will spare women this scourge.

Barring serious side effects, every kid should get this shot.

It's a no-brainer folks.


It's only a no-brainer if you fail to do any research. I'm not anti-vax at all, but there are just too many unanswered questions out there, for people who bothers to do a little research, to make me feel comfortable with this one. To each their own, but to insinuate anyone with reservations about a new, rushed-to-market vaccine that has been associated with some rather scary risks isn't thinking is rather ignorant.

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