merpoolaviation (merpoolaviation) wrote in vaginapagina,

12 year old sister advised to wait before getting Gardasil vaccine

My 12 year old sister went to the doctor today with my mother and was going to get the Gardasil vaccine. Her doctor recommended that she hold off for a year before getting the vaccine because it apparently is only good for 10 years, and my sister hasn't started menstruating yet, nor is she sexually active. 

I have never heard of this and know that kids as young as 10 are being advised to get vaccinated and I want her to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Is what her doctor saying legitimate? Would she benefit more from holding out a year or should she get it now? And does the fact that she isn't menstruating yet have anything to do with it? Thank a lot!

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