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Mama59 03-21-2008 10:49 PM

Gardisil IM injection sites
I have two daughters 13 & 18 y.o. I had heard the Gardisil vaccinations often caused a lot of soreness so I asked for the RN to use the ventral gluteal site. She said only deltoid & thigh were recommended and she only felt comfortable with deltoid... I looked it up and sure enough that's what the
company literature says. What is the rationale for this?

NCGuy 07-22-2008 12:33 PM

Re: Gardisil IM injection sites
Just a guess here but I would think that the clinical trials revealed that getting the vaccine in the deltoid muscle was more effective than giving it in the fatty tissue. Since it's given to school age kids, often times in mass vaccinations, it's also probably easier to administer in the upper arm. As in all vaccinations, some may experience varying degrees of soreness while others none at all. Lots of times it depends greatly on whether the person is tense when they get the shot and also in the way the person administers it.

needlephobe 07-28-2008 10:04 PM

Re: Gardisil IM injection sites
I don't really think they even need the shot unless they're sexualy active.
but you're the parrent so i guess it depoends on how much you trust them.
I wouldn't put them through it unless you really feel like you need to, but i guess i'm biased because (as you can see by my name) i'm a needle phobe.

KDD 26 07-29-2008 06:30 AM

Re: Gardisil IM injection sites
I have had all 3 Gardisil shots all ready. Yes there is some soreness at the injection site, but it only lasts a few hours.

AlexaIn2006 09-13-2008 03:43 PM

Re: Gardisil IM injection sites
Gardasil might help protect against 2 stands out of a hundred. Only 3% of women only get these two strands and often the infection can be remedied before it becomes cancerous. The chemicals injected into the body is not worth the small chance. Many girls have received nasty debiliatating side effects from this vaccine including 21 deaths since it came onto the market 2 years sgo.

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