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User Reviews for Human papillomavirus vaccine to treat Human Papillomavirus Prophylaxis

Also known as: Gardasil 9

Human papillomavirus vaccine has an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 from a total of 41 ratings for the treatment of Human Papillomavirus Prophylaxis. 46% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 44% reported a negative experience.

Human papillomavirus vaccine Rating Summary

5.5/10 average rating

41 ratings from 47 user reviews.

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Reviews for Human papillomavirus vaccine

Annie · Taken for less than 1 month · January 21, 2021

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “My daughter had the 1st Gardasil 9 injection 6 years ago at the age of 13. Within 6 months developed ulcerative colitis which is an auto immune disease. Never had an problems before the vaccine. I do not recommend this vaccine, my daughter has been through a nightmare the last 6 years with this disease.”

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Allie · July 29, 2018

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I received the shots of a course over a year when I was 14. I still ended up getting HPV actually one of the strains it’s supposed to prevent. I had a pre cancerous cell frozen off my cervix at 18. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about this. Luckily being young my HPV went away on its on. I’m pro vax but this is one vaccine i will not let my kids get. People do your research and by research I mean look at multiple sources and reviews.”

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Helen · Taken for less than 1 month · February 11, 2020

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “My daughter received the first dose, at two weeks after, began problems in her eyes. Her eyes began to burn a lot, she cried from burning. Now she had to constantly use drops to relieve her discomfort. It is a great risk to expose our children for this. ”

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Mother 64 · August 21, 2017

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “My daughter's health deteriorated after the first dose of this vaccine, that was back in 2010. My previously very healthy girl has suffered continuously ever since with severe and chronic pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, food intolerances, nausea, hair loss, light and noise sensitivity, bleeds and bruises very easily, developed a large and painful Ovarian cyst, daily headaches, short term memory loss amongst many more distressing symptoms. She has lost out on her entire secondary school education and is unable to lead a normal life in any way.”

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eb24 · January 14, 2016

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “This shot ruined my life. After recieving this vaccine I began to pass out up to ten times a day. I couldn`t do anything because I would faint without warning. Now I have horrible tremors, GI problems, and daily joint pain. I have heard other people have had these same effects from this vaccine. My doctor was very pushy about getting this vaccine. I would never recommend this vaccine.”

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Schotzie · August 22, 2019

“My family physician finally talked me into giving my son Gardasil his first shot one week before he started his freshman year of college. I am very much for vaccinations but this one made me pause for years.... My son became very sick with 24 hours after the shot. Unfortunately, we did not put two and two together. So when it was time for the second injection, we did it. BIG mistake! He became so sick. Fever, chills, excruciating headache, extreme weight loss, extremely sore throat, nausea... He was 6” tall and 165lbs. He lost 26 pounds in 2 months after receiving this vaccine. We took him to multiple doctors to find out what was going on. They thought he had MONO, but all tests came back negative. He struggled with all of these symptoms for over four months. I immediately realized it was all due to this vaccine. We did not allow him to have the third one. God only knows what would have happened. Please think long and hard before giving your child this terrible vaccine.”

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Brenda L · February 10, 2016

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I don't recommend this shot to anyone!!! Especially, if you plan on having kids in the future. It caused my daughter to become sterile. At the ripe age of 19 years old, she is told she is going through menopause and will never have kids on her own.”

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Liz92 · February 25, 2017

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “My first shot was in junior high I was on the cheer team and very athletic, a few weeks after the first shot I was always dizzy, bright lights made my eyes tear up for no reason, I had horrible headaches that I still have today, I was and still am always tired for no reason. I have auto immune problems ( lupus sle has been suggested ) I have horrible GI problems which I pay out of pocket for every 3 months to see my GI. I have bleeding ulcers that have been treated and tested but don't go away. I constantly have diarrhea, severe upset stomach, I have mild tremors that has been related to my head aches. My youngest son was born with stomach problems now ( hasn't been proven to be related to gardasil ) I'm 24 with all these problems”

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Sophie · May 25, 2018

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I received two doses of gardasil and it was all fine. But the third one gave me dizziness and an infection in the vagina and in the mouth that does not go away. Also I feel that I am fainting all the time. I feel horrible. Not to mention all the GI problems It has been horrible. I really hope that my health gets better after all this pain. I received the third shot two weeks ago.”

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Anonymous · January 4, 2018

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “My Daughter got 2 of the 3. She now has hashimoto's. Not saying it was the shots. I am saying she was perfectly healthy before the shots as far as a preteen can be. She is the kindest, most caring child I know. She did get a headache, felt dizzy, and slept after receiving the first shot. She did not tell me and no one informed me until later of this. She never had a weight problem either until after the second shot. She still has not started her Period. Yet she has grown breast and is 5'5" tall and still growing. In the last 9 months she has grown 5 inches! Really?! Who does that?!. She refuses to take medicine and I agree with her decision, even if she is only 13 years old. I believe her body will heal on its own. With proper care.”

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Anonymous Patient · Taken for less than 1 month · August 7, 2019

“The HPV vaccine hurts pain level 8/10. Never experienced this pain with any sort of Vaccine apart from HPV. Received shot on monday and since then been getting constant chills, high fever, diarrhea, and joint pain for the past 48 hours. And swelling, pain, and redness around site of injection. ”

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tammy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 7, 2018

“My daughter has gotten 2 of the 3 HPV shots and has since gotten very sick with numerous symptoms which include bumps on her legs from knees down, chronic sore throats, very bad hives, bottoms of her feet hurting to the point she can't walk. Needless to say she will not be getting the 3rd shot”

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squipper · November 21, 2017

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I'm 18 years old and just got my first one today along with two other shots which were required for school. Hurt like hell compared to the other two. Maybe less than a minute after I started to feel dizzy, nauseous, vision blurred, had difficulty breathing, threw up... Nearly fainted, had to be brought to a bed via wheelchair. Probably the worst I have ever felt. Hours later, can barely move my arm without feeling pain, even though the other arm (which got two shots) feels fine. I'm not going to say no one should get this - fainting is obviously better than cancer. I personally would not do it again, especially considering I do not plan to have sex later in life.”

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bellaatthebeach · Taken for less than 1 month · July 14, 2021

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I was a little scared going into the vaccine, after reading that, on drugs.com, 50% of patients have severe side effects, but luckily it was just a reporting bias (people with side effects share to warn others, which is admirable and appreciated). But I thought I'll share my Gardasil 9 vaccination experience to allow others to get a broader data set. I already have a number of autoimmune diseases (lupus, sjogren's, arthritis, autoimmune thyroid disease, premature ovarian failure at 36), and had a migraine already going into the vaccination (I have chronic migraine/body pain). Luckily, I had no side effects at all. I also didn't get a flare of my arthritis/autoimmune disease. My injection arm barely feels different (no pain), though I was trying to take it easy for the rest of the day (minus some gardening). Note, that I usually have very mild side effects from vaccinations, though 2nd covid vaccine had me sleeping twice as long for a few days and gave me a headache and a sore arm.”

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Candy · Taken for 2 to 5 years · October 13, 2021

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I got this vaccine at age 12 and had all 3. I’m now in my early 20’s. I unfortunately still ended up contracting the virus and it was one of the strains it was meant to prevent. I have experienced several issues with frequent UTI’s, yeast infections and vaginal dryness. I was put on hormone replacement medication as doctors believe I was experiencing peri-menopause at age 20. I have had all vaccines you could possibly get as a child, never missed one. However, this particular vaccine I wish I had got more education and understanding of the side effects before they injected me. If I knew what I know now, I wouldn’t have ever got this vaccine. I also have chronic back pain which was formally diagnosed at 14. At age 18 I was on arthritis medication. The cause is still “unknown”. I’m frustrated. A person young and healthy in their 20’s should not have this many health problems.”

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JewelstheMom · July 14, 2015

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “Given to daughter at age 13. Diagnosed with chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura at age 13.5 years. Side effects list bruising, bleeding tendency and red pin picks on skin. Are the several side effects due to a temporary decrease in platelet function, much like aspirin or the trigger of a platelet antibody?”

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Frack · January 11, 2021

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I had no bad effects, this in hindsight was probably one of the smartest decisions I made, got the vaccine at age 28, and I’m 33 now, male. I’ve been having sex with a woman who told me after 3 weeks that she has a bad strain of HPV, so I was relieved to know I’m probably immune to it. That being said, I’m not sure if I have had bad effects since I do have some minor health issues since then. If I read the bad reviews I probably wouldn’t have got the vaccine since I think, as a man, getting warts is better than being in complete agony like some of the reviews describe. Pro choice, do your research and decide, it was a lucky & good decision for me, so far....”

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AF · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 2, 2020

“I had my 1st dose of HVP vaccine early this year January 2020. After a day of receiving this I had fever, and followed after days of body chills, excruciating headache, sore throat, nausea, heart palpitation, erratic heartbeats. Days and Months of suffering, I went for cardiologist consultation, and done all the test they required. All my blood test and investigation came back normal. I never get my 2nd dose of vaccine. Up to now September 2020, I still experienced body chills but the rest of the symptom's was gone. I will not recommend this vaccine to anyone ”

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Mls1401 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 21, 2018

“ I have gotten all three of my HPV vaccines. I actually got my first two shots earlier, and just now got my third one lol. I had no side effects for the first two except a sore arm, I got my third one today and so far I only have a sore arm on this one as well. It seems the injections do hurt worse with each shot, the third shot hurt VERY badly when I got it. I see a lot of negative things about these shots, but it did not change me, it did not permanently do damage or anything like that. I would recommend this shot for sure!”

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Land123 · October 8, 2015

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “After my experience with Gardasil, the only thing I hate the most is it stings a lot (compared to other vaccines) for 2 minutes, then boom it's just like I got a flu vaccine and everything is normal, no dizziness, fatigue, or anything. I even hangout with my friends the night after the vaccine injection, I woke up like nothing happened. I don't know if what I saw in the web is true about gardasil being bad, but base on my experience it's all fine.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 31, 2012

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “For a boy (19 years old) taking this Vaccination I havent gotten any bad side effects other then my arm being sore from the shot itself, I took my third shot today and I've been reading a lot of bad things about Gardasil. I doubt anything bad will happen being that I've already took the first two. Who knows? Guess Ill just wait and see what happens. As of my experience for now. Nothing but arm soreness and that's it. I hope everything is fine with this last one. Hope all goes well with everyone who decides to take it!”

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Kellan · August 19, 2020

“Good overall experience, slight muscle soreness for around 2 days (nothing that hindered me). Injection itself was one of the more painful vaccines but still very mild in the grand scheme of things. An important thing to keep in mind, people are MUCH more likely to write negative reviews than positive ones because the successes are expected and otherwise unremarkable.”

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Anonymous · January 13, 2012

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I don't know about the efficacy of this vaccine but I had no issues with the shot itself. It stung maybe slightly more than a flu vaccine but not bad. I had no other side effects. I got it in my 20s. My son got the vaccine too and his experience was similar - no issues. It seems to be a well-researched vaccine with a good safety record and HPV is so common these days that I think it's a good idea.”

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Anonymous · July 17, 2011

Gardasil 9 (human papillomavirus vaccine): “I'm 18 years old and have had all three of these shots. I don't understand why people make this shot to be such a big deal. It barely hurt when I got them. Even if it did, who cares? If the shot is going to help you out in the long run. I never had any bad side effects I recommend it to any woman who likes to be proactive.”

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Anonymous · December 10, 2019

“shot 1 of 3 I felt kind of sick, no big deal shot 2 of 3 I had to take off work, all of my joints ached and I threw up from 10 pm to 3 am shot 3 of 3 I didn't have any problems other than soreness of the injection site. Weird thing is that it has been a month since the shot and my arm hurts again. The shot itself doesn't really hurt that much if the person administering it knows what they are doing. The 2nd and 3rd shot itself didn't hurt, the 1st one really hurt”

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