Should I avoid getting the HPV vaccine Gardasil if I have MS?

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The package insert of Gardasil states that women with "impaired immune responsiveness" may have decreased response to the vaccine. This includes women who are currently receiving immunosuppressant drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) (including Novantrone, methotrexate, Cytoxan, or corticosteroids), those who have HIV, or those born with a disease that impacts the immune system. No contraindication exists between Gardasil and the ABCR drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) (Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone, or Rebif).

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