Why is this "cervical cancer" vaccine not being advertised honestly?
I watched a commercial with my teen daughter several weeks ago. When it was over I asked her, "Based on this commercial, should you receive the vaccine?" Her response was along the lines of, "Duh, yeaah." So we had an eye-opening chat about why her father and I decided not to have her vaccinated. None of the information we presented to her was in the commercial.
Where do you stand on the Gardasil issue? What do you think about the advertisements?
Why would one parent (we'll call her Louise) surreptitiously take a daughter to get the vaccine without the knowledge of the other parent (let's call him Tim)?
Wanting to give the benefit of the doubt, I offered the excuse that perhaps Louise, the "informed" parent, bought into the dishonest advertising and felt the same way our daughter had, Duh, of course every young woman should have this vaccine. Because it seemed such an obvious decision, Louise would have just assumed her husband, Tim, would agree. My theory was immediately shot full of holes. Louise was indeed informed; she is a nurse who knew exactly what the vaccine entailed. The reason Louise didn't consult Tim: she knew he would have refused the vaccination for their child.
Would you vaccinate your daughter without first discussing it with your spouse/the child's other parent? If two parents disagree on their minor child receiving a vaccine, whose opinion should take precedence? Do you think your medical experience gives you a heavier weight in these kinds of decisions?