I’m relieved that she is protected – HPV Vaccine

I’m relieved that she is protected – HPV Vaccine


HPV is a virus. It’s called human papillomavirus and it’s
actually a family of about 200 viruses, some of which are innocuous and some develop cervical
cancer. I read the pamphlet they gave out in school
and my mum told me the HPV virus causes cervical cancer, so I was quite glad to be getting
the vaccine which protected from that virus. I felt very nervous as I have a fear of needles. The vaccine itself I wasn’t nervous about. There’s a medical history in our family, there
would be cervical cancer. I’ve had a colposcopy myself at 30, so for
me it was just a no brainer for her to have the vaccination. I signed the declaration form for my eldest
child to have the HPV vaccine, but I decided to cancel the second dose. I was hearing horror stories about how the
HPV vaccine would stop my daughter’s quality of life. 6500 women will be treated for pre-cancerous
lesions on Ireland, 300 women will develop cervical cancer and 90 women, unfortunately,
will die from cervical cancer every year. My regular smear test showed I had abnormal
cells. The gynecologist told me I had stage 2B cervical
cancer. I didn’t hear anything he had to say to me
after that. I am absolutely relieved that I have given
Natasha the second dose. The HSE were very cooperative when I approached
them again asking would they put Natasha back on the vaccination programme. There’s a wealth of reputable information
on the HSE website that can help you and your family make an informed decision regarding
HPV vaccination. I got the HPV vaccine. I got the HPV vaccine. I got the HPV vaccine. Get the vaccine. Protect our future.

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