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!