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Monday, February 21, 2011

Gardasil

Posted on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The HPV vaccine costs $140-$180 a shot? A little pricy but not too bad... wait... per shot? For three shots!? So it's $420-$540 for this dirt poor 23-just-out-of-university grad (with no parental support or health coverage) to take the preventative measures against cervical cancer recommended by her doctor. I try really hard to be responsible and take care of my health but the price of this vaccine makes it impossible. They give it away for free to gradeschool girls all across Canada, but if you happen to have been born too early (even though it's recommended for all women under 26 years of age) you have to choose between groceries/rent and possible cancer. Poor women and parents with young daughters can't afford to not get cancer, how fucked up is that? —Sorry, cervix

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