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.
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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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
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!!
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.
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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