I am skeptical of any pharmaceutical product that is marketed so heavily, especially a product that has not undergone rigorous testing. In this post I will outline my reasoning for not getting the HPV vaccine myself and for recommending others not to get it for themselves or their daughters.
Out of the 40 strains of HPV, about 15 of them can cause cervical cancer. The HPV vaccinates against about 4 of those 15. HPV infection is often naturally cleared from the body within two years by more than 90 percent of those who become infected. Antibodies to the HPV, which caused the infection, remain in the body to help prevent future re-infection with that same HPV strain.
Since the introduction of the vaccine, thousands of reactions have been reported that include: sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), facial paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems, including death.
As of December 2013, there have been a total of 29,918 reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS – which is cosponsored by the CDC and FDA) associated with Gardasil or Cervarix vaccines, including 13 deaths. It has also been documented that women have suffered from primary ovarian failure as a result of the HPV vaccine, rendering the recipient of the vaccine infertile.
There is presently a major petition taking place in France as over 378,000 concerned citizens are speaking out against the HPV vaccine: “Many of us fear that our schools provide a screen to mass vaccinate children against HPV, without any real individual reflection or transparent information on the effectiveness and dangers this vaccine. Recall that the analysis of pharmacovigilance data has reported 26,675 serious side effects including 113 cases of multiple sclerosis in connection with these vaccines. Remember also that the only way shown to prevent cervical cancer from uterus is to make smears. If precancerous lesions are found, they can then be treated. The vaccine, it does not protect 100%, far from it. All medical sources agree on this point. It is very dangerous that vaccinated people go imagine the opposite. “
The Japanese Ministry of Health has withdrawn its recommendation of the HPV vaccine to girls and women, as a result of hundreds of complaints of adverse reactions following the vaccine.
There is a big case going on in the Supreme Court of India right now, regarding a controversial drug trial of the new Gardasil vaccine. Not only is it regarded an illegal drug trial, but many have suffered adverse reactions without compensation.
One of Merck’s own researchers has spoken out about the vaccine: “enough serious side effects have been reported after Gardasil use that the vaccine could prove riskier than the cervical cancer it purports to prevent. Cervical cancer is usually entirely curable when detected early through normal Pap screenings.”
”Not a Coincidence” is a campaign started by The Canary Party to address the medical community’s repeated excuse that the symptoms that many girls and women experience after vaccination are just coincidental. Seizures, fainting, rashes, allergies, GI dysfunction, loss of speech, etc, etc all labeled a coincidence. “It’s time to end the excuses and start to listen to the injured and the parents of the injured. They deserve a forum to be heard, they deserve a voice, respect, attention, hearings and answers. They need a medical discovery process that uses their symptoms and their progression of illness in the process of finding treatments. All injured are worthy of being treated individually instead of disregarding their many medical maladies because of a vaccination program that is not allowed to be questioned. It’s time for the government, the medical community and the media to start taking into account the too many that are affected. Please take the time to hear from these beautiful, well-spoken girls and Moms tell their stories of injury after Gardasil.” There are multiple studies cited on this website.
A Danish documentary investigating the personal experiences of girls and women who have suffered adverse effects of the HPV vaccine has recently been released and it is a very eye-opening, insightful, raw watch that will hopefully open many eyes to the dangers of the vaccine and illustrate the lack of concern from North American health authorities. Scandinavian countries have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the world, while North America has the highest. They do not propagate the motives of companies who pursue a high bottom dollar!
Pharmaceutical companies have a stronghold in North American health care and politics. Merck has made billions of dollars from this vaccine and the “trust your doctor” adage is negated when we know that the majority of pharmaceutical marketing funding is allocated towards doctors and the prescription of their pharmaceuticals. The majority of studies outlining the safety of this vaccine are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies; it is no surprise that they tout the vaccine as “safe and effective”. Like many drugs that are marketed and touted as “safe and effective”, only to be retracted and taken off the market, I have no doubt that this will be one of them!