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Friday, July 27, 2012 0 Comments

Time of the month, cramps since last night. Seen the doc & had my 2nd dose of Cervarix injection. My 1st dose was a month back. There will be a total of 3 jabs in this jab, 1st dose on any day, 2nd dose will be a month later & the last dose is 5 months later after the 2nd dose.

Basically, this jab is to prevent the woman's number 1 killer, the cervical cancer, anal cancer & Human Papillomavirus (HPV) . Cervarix are for young ladies & young girls from the age of 9 to 26. And its FREE for all Singaporean before the age of 26 now! 

I waited 3 to 4 years before jabbing because its quite expensive. Now, its ductable via medisave, meaning you do not need to come out with cash. Depending on some clinic, the clinic i went did the medisave claim for me before i start the course, so i didnt pay a single cent. Polyclinics provide the same scheme, medisave application first, then jab.

Its slightly painful, because the medication is quite viscous. Side effects include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, upset stomach & joint pain. The ache on the injection site will last for 3 to 4 days after the injection. However, you could relief these pain by taking some painkiller. Easy peasy!

Typically, there are no known side effect unless you are allergy to the medication. However, there are 2 kinds of drugs in the world which prevents cervical cancer. Gardisil or Cervarix.

I chose Cervarix because its cheaper & its mainly for cervical cancer. While Gardisil is more costly because it covers more like sexual transmitted diseases (STD) which only happens if you have multiple sex partners and its suitable for men for prevention of STD.

These jab only acts as a prevention, you still need to have your annual checkup like ultrasound scan & papsmear. I greatly recommend young girls to have your jab now.

Im protected, are you?