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    At the end of they day - and I'm sure we agree this isn't a good thing - we have to do the research ourselves. It is unfortunate, but it isn't any different than any of the other medications we get prescribed.

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    And that's all I was saying. I just wish there was more education about it. It makes me uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    At the end of they day - and I'm sure we agree this isn't a good thing - we have to do the research ourselves. It is unfortunate, but it isn't any different than any of the other medications we get prescribed.
    Yep, and I was prescribed antibiotics once for asthma. Sometimes we can say no to doctors. Ventolin was needed, not antibiotics and I don't need a medical degree to know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
    I don't think people who get it without knowing much about it are stupid. I think from the advertising it would be fairly easy to think it is a cancer vaccine. You hear it all the time.
    Yep. I think the general public aren't that informed or knowledgable about biology and viruses and abnormal cells and the development of cancer and all that stuff.
    So I can understand why it's been reduced to a "cancer vaccine" rather than "a vaccine against certain strains of a very common virus that can develop into cancer in some people".

    I really didn't know anything about it when I got it at age 20 or so. It came as rather a shock when I had an abnormal pap caused by HPV 5 years later.
    I don't regret getting the shots but I think it was unfortunate that I wasn't better informed. But hey, that's the good part of getting old - you learn more every day!

    To answer the OP though, I wouldn't have the slightest idea, so probably not. I had vaccinations in school but none in the last 15 years. I'd definitely look more into it (risks and benefits) before TTC next year though.

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    The only vax I've had in the last decade was the whooping cough one (which covers a few things in one yeah?) But otherwise no other immunizations. df is the same.


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    Yes, requirement of DPs work and I got boosters before I went travelling (as well as a host of other vaccines).

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    Of course we can, I have refused anti bs twice this year!

    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Yep, and I was prescribed antibiotics once for asthma. Sometimes we can say no to doctors. Ventolin was needed, not antibiotics and I don't need a medical degree to know that.

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    I'm up to date, however my rubella immunity doesn't stay so I had three boosters in the last 10 years. Won't be having another on advice from GP

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    We both are. I had full bloods done as part of pregnancy and ended up getting my chickenpox booster, and whooping cough booster once DD was born. I am up to date on all others. So is DH!!

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    I always find it concerning when people are unsure. In certain lines of work we have to know, but I really think there is a massive lack of information out there other than the whooping cough booster over the last few years, and signs up for those about to leave or recently entered the country.

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    TBH I wouldn't have a clue. Yep slack, I know considering I go on about adults should be up to date to protect out kids rather than pumping our babies full of a million vaccines! I have had the whooping cough and MMR boosters- I made sure of that, I had the 3 Hep B shots when I was about 10, and possibly a booster more recently, and various travel vaccines as an adult, but not sure if that makes me up to date? And I had chicken pox as a kid. No idea about my husband but hd gets the flu shot every year at work. I don't get the flu shot.

    Does anyone have a link to what adults should/shouldn't have?


 

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