I should really but when we were offered it at school there was loades of stories going around about death and stuff. =/
ad the fact that I wouldn't be able to use both arms for a few days (hemiplegia in one side, my muscles teanse up when a strager touches my right arm to the extent that they might not not be able to administer the jab.) scares me.
Anyone NOT had the "cervical cancer jab"? Watch
- 04-02-2010 00:27
- 04-02-2010 15:08
How many people in the UK experienced serious side effects (like temporary paralysis) to this? a dozen?
How many die each year from cervical cancer?
Just looked it up myself - in 2007 there were 941 deaths from cervical cancer in the UK
There are no significant numbers of serious adverse reactions directly attributable to the vaccine: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/PrintPreview/...ResultCount=10
So yeah, it's not dangerous. Cancer's still worse.Last edited by TShadow383; 04-02-2010 at 15:14.
(Original post by nolongerhearthemusic)
- 05-02-2010 08:37
You won't be too old, it was offered to people with specific birthdays (who were 17 and 18 at the start of the "catch-up" programme). If they're still doing it you should still be eligible.
thanks! i'll make an appt this morning
- 05-02-2010 10:52
Well this brings the whole debate into play doesnt it...I.e. whether the NHS should a) vaccinate everyone, b) screen everyone with vaccination or c) do both (as they currently do). Theoretically if we could vaccinate everyone, there would be no need for screening, which would save the NHS a lot of money and nurses/gynaecologists a lot of time.
But the problem lies in the fact that not everyone will get vaccinated for various reasons. So we use both. What I'm trying to say is, don't worry too much if you're aged 19 and are too old to enter the catch-up programme for vaccination, as at the age of 25 you'll be invited to a routine screen. (I'd still advise ideally getting vaccinated at any cost though!)
Also to the guy who said about how the cervical cancer vaccine protects against genital warts...that's only true in the USA where they use the quadrivalent vaccine incorporating HPV types 6 and 11. Here, we only use Cervarix, which protects against types 16 and 18 implicated in cervical cancer and not genital warts. But good knowledge all the same
(Original post by Hathlan)
- 05-02-2010 11:56
I haven't had it, because you had to use the phone to call to get an appointment to get jabbed, and I don't like using phones. I'm not much worried about dying, either.
- 05-02-2010 12:47
i know the qstn says who hasnt got it done, but i did and my goddddddddd did it f**king hurttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt tt!! :'(