Mommies yang ada anak umur 14 tahun this year will know that since last year, our government has made it compulsory for 13 year old in schools to get the HPV vaccine. Iman took hers last year. In total, ada 3 jab for the whole year. Iman cakap it was very painful. Some of her classmates siap nangis. To iman, that was nothing sebab dia dah biasa kena cucuk since kecik.
This year, it's iffah's turn to get her jab. Last week, on 23rd Jan, iffah took her first dose. Unlike iman, it was quite a bad experience for iffah. Balik from school, muka iffah started to look puffy and she had small rashes all over her body. Iffah complaint of body ache, and malam tu she started to experience headache and she was also feverish. She also complaint of difficulty in breathing. Selepas aku consult with en. google, rupanya iffah falls in the very rare category.
Rare side effects
Around one in 10,000 people who have the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience
an itchy red rash (urticaria, or 'hives')
Very rare side effects
Fewer than one in 10,000 people who have the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience:
restriction of the airways and difficult breathing (bronchospasm)
A doctor friend suggested to monitor her over the weekend. Pastu on Monday, aku tengok muka iffah still bengkak. I called an oncologist friend. She suggested to immediately bawak iffah to a nearby clinic. She said I should have brought iffah to a clinic on Thursday lagi. Sigh... dah terlambat. Anyway, iffah was given steroid to help with her allergy. Alhamdulillah hari ni dah ok. Last nite I lodged a report on the adverse reaction of HPV vaccine to BPFK and emailed it to Mr Tan Ann Ling, the Director of National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau. This morning I received a reply from him and a phone call from his department. That was fast!! Thank you Mr Tan Ann Lin for the immediate action. According the officer from the department, the vaccine given to Iman and the vaccine given to iffah is manufactured by different company. Maybe sebab tu ada effect pada Iffah kot coz Iffah jenis sensitive to foreign allergen.
To read more on HPV Vaccine, you can go here HPV Vaccine
Note : The vaccine, in 3 dosage, cost more than RM300 at private clinics and hospitals. School going form one in government schools are given it foc.