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to change my mind and tell the school I don't want dd to have cervical cancer jab?

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lowfatiscrap12 Mon 09-Jul-12 12:49:27

Yes, I know there's another (very long) thread about vaccines.
I was going to post my question there, but thought it would be lost under twenty odd pages of replies.
Last week I gave dd1 (aged 12) a consent form to have all 3 of her vaccinations for cervical cancer.
Now I should point out that I am very pro-vaccination. All three of my dc's have had, after plenty of research and reading by me, all of their childhood vaccinations. I've read and researched and looked at all the pros and cons and am generally pro vax.
But I've been umming and ahhing over this one.
I've checked and it's Gardasil she'd be having.
I've looked at the reasons for and against it.
I decided last week that the benefits outweighed the negatives, but now I'm wavering slightly.
I'm 39. I didn't have cervical cancer vaccinations at school.
I had safe sex and smear tests.
I've read about some of the side effects of Gardasil and I'm now quite tempted to phone the school and ask them to destroy my consent letter. Or send another letter in. Or just keep dd at home the day they do the HPV jabs.
What does everyone on Mumsnet think about the new HPV vaccine?

edam Sun 15-Jul-12 18:22:13

Sidge said 'In some areas GPs can request smears as part of investigations', Secretplace. Glad you've had yours done, hope it puts your mind at rest.

Sidge Sun 15-Jul-12 21:11:56

I meant random nurse in that not your practice nurse or GP, the person who would normally be involved in cervical screening. For example sending a smear to the lab isn't like sending a urine sample or blood test. In our area (I can't speak for the whole country but I imagine it's similar) you have to have the right form, and all smear takers have a code that has to be 'registered' by the area lab to allow the sample to be processed.

If your friend works in sexual health then she probably has her own code; how she accesses the paperwork I have no idea.

SecretPlace Sun 15-Jul-12 21:27:27

I haven't either but I'm going to ask her as I'm intrigued now grin

Sidge Sun 15-Jul-12 22:03:23

So am I! Do let me know grin

<Sidge sees a potential business opportunity...>

bumbleymummy Mon 16-Jul-12 11:15:26

It doesn't work like that where I am. I just make an appointment for a smear and go along.

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