Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau
The Dangers of Gardasil
According to the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, since it was launched in 2006, 47 girls have died after being vaccinated with Gardasil.
Nineteen of those deaths occurred in the first year, and 28 deaths were reported in 2008.
While it is disturbing that the Gardasil death rate seems to be increasing, other young women also have suffered harsh and debilitating side effects.
A recent press release issued by Judicial Watch noted these cases:
· After receiving her second of three Gardasil doses, one girl experienced migraines and facial swelling, and developed Guillain-Barre syndrome and peripheral neuropathy. She needs a wheel chair to get around.
· Another young woman experienced fatigue, muscle pain, tremor, dizziness, nausea, convulsions, seizures, and loss of consciousness after getting the vaccine.
· Other girls have developed genital warts as well as warts on faces, hands and feet.
According to VAERS latest records, more than 13,700 adverse event reports in the United States alone have been linked to Gardasil.
The costly Gardasil is purported to “save lives” by preventing certain types of cervical cancer in women, but is it worth the risk?
Although more than 6 million women contract HPV every year, just 2 percent of the patients participating in a recent study were infected with the kinds of HPV that put them at a higher risk of developing cervical cancer.
We need open discussions about HPV. This infection is sexually transmitted, so it can be prevented with lifestyle choices.
The best way to prevent any cancer is to keep your immune system strong. A healthy immune system is better able to handle a heavier emotional and physical stress load.
“New FDA Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Indicate 28 Deaths Related to Gardasil in 2008” Press Release, Judicial Watch, 6/23/09, marketwatch.com