In class we talked about who benefits from our health. Many teens, including myself, were encouraged to take the GARDASIL vaccine around the time of puberty. This is an HPV vaccine, the prevention of which helps to prevent types of cervical, anal, and vaginal cancers, as well as genital warts. It is given in 3 injections over the course of 6 months. This is the safety information from their website:
“Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL is not for women who are pregnant.
The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your child’s health care professional may ask your child to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after he or she gets GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your child’s health care professional.
Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for your child.”
However, this list does not include death or seizures, which are the real side-effects that we need to worry about. One of the people responsible for the safety and effectiveness studies of GARDASIL and Cervarix recently confessed to this vaccine scam at the 4th International Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Apparently, the cervical cancer risk in the US is already very low and the vaccines are unlikely to have any effect upon this rate. 70% of HPV infections resolve themselves without treatment in a year. Over 15,000 girls have reported averse side effects of GARDASIL, including 44 deaths. Side effects include Guillian Barre Syndrome, which is paralysis lasting for years or permanently, lupus, seizures, blood clots, and brain inflammation. This vaccine has been sold to many teens with little to no benefits, only issues.
Here is a news story that discusses some of the dangers of this vaccine, as well as its DTC ad, which claims to make girls “one less” victim of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, it does a better job of making girls one more victim of its side-effects.