When Is The Gardasil Vaccine Schedule?
Dear Doctor n nI got the first injection of the Gardasil Vaccine on July 5, then on August 6, I was given the second vaccine, my question is, when is the right time to get the third shot of vaccine? Because according to the doctor who injected me, if my schedule was in December 2018 it was the 6th. But the results of asking me to young doctors, internal medicine doctors, nurses, google, all gave different answers. N nPlease ask the right answer, what month and what date? n nThank you
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The vaccine you mentioned is one of the patent brands of the HPV vaccine. This vaccine can protect you from infection with HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18, which cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
Cervical cancer is a malignancy that occurs in the cervix. Cervical cancer sufferers often do not experience significant complaints in the early days of the disease. However, along with the spread of cancer cells, sufferers may begin to experience discomfort or pain around the pelvis or lower abdomen, profuse abnormal vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, weight loss that is very drastic for no apparent reason, weakness, fatigue, recurring low-grade fever, and so on.
Meanwhile, genital warts are a type of infection that can be transmitted easily through sexual contact. This disease is very vulnerable to those who are accustomed to engaging in risky sexual behavior. However, people who are loyal to one partner are not immune from the risk of this disease. Genital warts in women often affect the lips of the vagina. This condition is characterized by the appearance of lumps with a rough, grayish or flesh-like surface. Often times, the bumps caused by genital warts often stick together to form a larger mass resembling a cauliflower.
The HPV vaccine is recommended to be given 3 times, namely with a interval of 0-1-6. This means that the second vaccine is given at least 1 month after the first vaccine, and the third vaccine is given at least 6 months after the second vaccine. Therefore, if you look at the history of vaccines you mentioned, it means that your third vaccine should have fallen on at least February 6, 2019.
Consult this directly with your gynecologist. Because, this vaccine schedule may go forward or backward according to the doctor's schedule, vaccine availability, and various other factors.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah