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Can HPV vaccine be taken together with the flu vaccine?

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Hi can HPV (cervical prevention) vaccine be taken together with the flu vaccine? Is it safe? thanks
Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 15 minutes later

Yes, you can take cervical cancer vaccine along with flu vaccine. However, both the vaccines should be administered at different injection sites and not at the same site. You could take the two vaccines at one go. Take cervical cancer vaccine on the right deltoid and the flu shot on the left deltoid.

I hope it is clear to you.

Take care of yourself. Let me know if you have more queries.

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Follow-up: Can HPV vaccine be taken together with the flu vaccine? 14 hours later
Thanks for the response. Just being curious, why cant these two vaccine be taken on the same site? What side effect will they have? Thanks
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 21 hours later

Thank you too.

When you take two vaccines at the same site you would probably experience a reaction wherein the two vaccines would interact with each other and do not elicit the response required.

Both would be rendered ineffective.

Hope this answers your curiosity.

Take care!
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Follow-up: Can HPV vaccine be taken together with the flu vaccine? 15 hours later
Thanks a lot! just to to check, can spotting (brown discharge) be the side effect of Gardarsil vaccination? Thanks!
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 28 minutes later

No, Gardasil does not cause spotting as a side effect. It may be possible rarely. The clinical trial studies do not reveal spotting as a side effect of Gardasil administration.

Please write a review if time permits. Thank you too.


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