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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More on those pesky shots

One of our two pediatricians has four young daughters. The next time we're in, I'm going to ask him about the Gardasil shot.
Oh, no reason. Idle curiosity.

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At 6:25 AM, Blogger The Story Of Us........ said...

You'll find that for all vaccines.

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Heather said...

You're right, you can find that type of thing for probably any medical procedure, including shots.

I need the numbers, though. How long has this vaccine been available? And we've had three deaths. How many kids die in the same time period from other vaccines, like the DTaP?
If you have three in six months for both, then I ask "Out of how many?" If 10,000 girls got Gardasil and three died, and 100,000 kids got DTaP and three died, I'd have to say there's a bigger problem with Gardasil.
(I'm just making up those numbers for the sake of example.)

How many people died or had serious complications for the FDA to pull VIOXX? And haven't they pulled the birth control patch because of problems as well?

To be perfectly honest, there's just something different about Gardasil. I'll have to mull it further to be able to articulate it but it's in my gut.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger The Story Of Us........ said...

Okey Dokey...

Here's another one...

For the sake of our friendship...
As you already know, I'm on the other side of this debate for the reason that I've known people who have died from the disease and it's hit closer to home than you may know, for me.

I respect your desire to look into the vaccine as you can surely respect my intentions also. :-)

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I remember you've lost two who were/are very dear to you, and whose deaths would have been prevented by this vaccine. I can't imagine your grief and you know I don't mean to mock it.
And I know the writer over at Catholic Exchange came out in favor of it.
I don't think that getting this shot will give girls a free license; I think that's oversimplifying the matter.

It just seems Merck is hyping this too hard, too fast. The smell seems "Quick, let's make our profit before they are any the wiser!" Of course, that could also be "Quick, before any more women die of cervical cancer!"

I still have years before a decision needs to be made. So I get it in print, I do appreciate your intentions. But hey, (on a lighter note), if you raise Vinze right and we raise Madeleine right, this won't be an issue at all! :)

At 12:13 PM, Blogger The Story Of Us........ said...

LOL...well, I like to think that if they are raised right they'll do right things but...

There's always a "but"...

People sin regardless of how well they are raised. These girls who have premarital sex or who have spouses that cheat on them and bring it home are going to suffer from that sin, with our without cervical cancer. I'm of the hope that this vaccine is well and good. I'm hoping that their suffering doesn't include dying and that this drug remedies that.

Boy do I hope! :-)

At 8:08 PM, Blogger deanna said...

My daughter just started college and she decided not to have the shot. I agreed with her decision for many different reasons. One of my concerns with the vaccine at this point is no one knows how long it protects women. Also, it only protects againest certain strains, what about the rest?


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