Gardasil (the HPV vaccine) is revolutionary. It is an immunization that can prevent cervical cancer by protecting women from ever getting HPV. We know that the vaccine is most effective when given early, as younger girls and women will mount a more vigorous immune response.
When surveyed, teens dont feel that their parents are condoning sex by giving them the vaccine. Because Gardasil can eventually prevent your daughter and other young girls from getting cancer, the message you are giving your daughter is that her future health is the focus, and not sex.
To schedule an appointment for an HPV vaccination or to find a doctor who can answer your questions, call HealthFinder at East Jefferson General Hospital at 504-456-5000.