Fortdhe (2012-04-23 1:15 AM)
It is recommended as they are cerruntly offering it for free for that age group. They may start charging in a couple of years. I know it is $ 300 Australian for someone over 26 to get the injection.They have still not determined if a booster shot will be needed every 10yrs or so. So for a 9 yr old they may as well weight until they are 18 to get it in case they'll need a booster anyway.They basically give your body a tiny dose of hpv and your body learns to fight it- the same thorey of all other vaccines.I had the first one and my arm was sore and lumpy for a week, I had the second one 4 weeks ago and my arm is still sore and lumpy. The doctor advised me that they may not give me the 3rd one if my arm doesnt get better first.I guess this pain now is better than cervical cancer later.