Leslie Carol Botha: Bribing college-age girls to complete the Gardasil three-shot vaccine series?
According to Thesaurus.com – synonyms for the word ‘bribe’ (payoff to influence illegal or wrong activity) include:
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And why would anyone not get the entire series of Gardasil vaccines to protect themselves from ‘cervical cancer’? Maybe because of the side effects (adverse or unwanted secondary effect)?
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Health Impact News
March 2, 2013
Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care professional may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your health care professional.
Tell your health care professional if any of the following problems occur because these may be signs of an allergic reaction:
- difficulty breathing
- wheezing (bronchospasm)
Tell your health care professional about:
- swollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin)
- joint pain
- unusual tiredness, weakness, or confusion
- generally feeling unwell
- leg pain
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- aching muscles
- muscle weakness
- bad stomach ache
- bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
Contact your health care professional right away if any of these symptoms concern you, even several months after getting the vaccine.
Gardasil requires 3 shots to be fully vaccinated. Apparently there is a huge drop off of girls getting the vaccine after the first dose, so Merck has reportedly started a program at colleges and universities to deal with their inventory of the second and third doses:
East Carolina University’s student health services center recently began offering compensation to students who complete the Genital Human Papilloma Virus vaccination cycle.
The HPV vaccination is now available to all students through the health center. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world, especially among college students.
The new program, called Knock Out HPV, provides the vaccination to voluntary participants who are of good health. In return, students are given a $20 iTunes gift card and are entered into a drawing to win an iPad2. The entire three-dose cycle must be completed before the compensation is awarded.