A month ago my sister kept on telling me to have our cervical cancer vaccine. Then to stop it, I said “yes, I will go with you”. I told her that she just tell me when and where to have it. She did all the things; finding for a trusted doctor and settling for schedule.
The postponed schedule was last July 4, 2009, my sister scheduled it during their Passporting Mobile in Cotabato City. To have more safe trip, I joined and ride with their Staffs in other van. Our van arrived at 8 o’clock in the morning to the place, we wait for their van where my sister ride on. They arrived in an hour after, my sister and I saw each other then she told me that the doctor sent her a text telling that the vaccine was not available and we will reschedule the vaccination.
We decided to reschedule for another Saturday, July 18, 2009. Days before the date, I felt, I want to backed out the said vaccination. Going to Cotabato City with my sister was so hard for me because we had misunderstanding or I may say, I was irritated to her (Hhehehe, just a small thing). Hence, back outing is not in my personality, if I say YES, I mean it. So the plan was the same and the good thing was that our parents will accompany us. Two days before the trip my sister chatted and I told her what I felt and we talked about that small thing, hehehheeh. Meaning before the trip, we were in good terms.
July 18, Saturday, our parents, my sister and I went to Cotabato City with different purposes. My father visited our cousin, who is getting married. My mother visited our grandparents and our relatives in her side. My sister and I went to the city to be vaccinated.
We arrived at 10 o’clock in the morning, my sister and I departed in my cousin’s house. We had our lunch at the City proper before we went to the doctor. Finally after for a long time and things happened, vaccination was to done in that time.
The Doctor’s clinic was in Mabini St., Cotabato City. The Doctor was a friend of my sister and a trusted and known Ob-Gynecologist at the City. And most specially she is a Muslim.
After introducing each other, the Doctor informed us about the vaccine to be injected. She let us read the booklet and explained some important things. She informed us the price, hehehehe, I was amazed, the price was so so for me. The price per dose is most likely half of my monthly salary.
The name of the injected vaccine was Gardasil Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus, it is given in 3 separated doses, in our case the first dose done last July 18, 2009. The second dose is after 2 months, which was scheduled September 18, 2009. And the final dose will be 6 months after the first dose, which was scheduled January 18, 2010.
To all ladies out there, if you have such money, be vaccinated. “GARDASIL is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of human papillomavirus (HPV): 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL is for girls and young women ages 9 to 26. read more “
The second dose is on September 18, 2009, I’m now preparing for my self and money. Now, I was able to saved the exact amount for it. I’m ready to my second dose and I even filed for a Vacation Leave for this. I filed VL for 2days; September 17 and 18, 2009.
Prevention is better than cure… be vaccinated ladies.