Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterday my daughter had the first dose of the vaccine HPV.A vaccine for cervical cancer. For full protection three injections are needed. I have been trying to get this vaccine for a very long time.

In her secondary school the younger years have had the vaccine, apparently the older years will be vaccinated soon.I have contacted the school and they reported that they dont know when it will be given.So with that vagueness contacted Gp who was very surprised that girls of that age aren't being vaccinated and he gave me details of places offering the vaccine.I am very confused ,why give the vaccine to the age group (11/12 )when the year 10's (15/16) are more likely to have relationship and will need protection. I hope that other schools are better are doing a better job.this vaccine will save so many lives, if you have teenager girls you must make sure she has the vaccine.

After the injection she felt ill I decided that she couldn't go back to school. My daughter has had probably 3 days off from school in the fours years she has been there.She loves school and even if she is ill she insists on going to school.With that in mind when she says she is too ill, believe me I get worried.Few paracetamol later and a nap she perked up. Most parents will agree the hardest thing to see is your child ill and you cant do anything to help.

The weather was so glorious we decided to go the Richmond park and lay down on blankets .It was so beautiful, cakes, pop and fresh fruit made the day. The wildlife plants, insects and deers stunning .They deers seemed to be unperturbed by people. It was a perfect ending , I really enjoyed myself, it goes to prove that you can have a day out without spending much just being with my family ,made my day.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad they're making it compulsory to have the vaccine, I wish it had been around when I was a kid. Just one more thing in the arsenal! I reckon the age limit is so low because they don't want to take any chances with more high-risk cases.

    Hope she's feeling better now!