The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) advises that all 11-12 year old girls receive a new, controversial vaccine to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Schools are considering making it mandatory before allowing your child to enter back into school. However, no school systems have made that determination as of yet.
The FDA approved Gardasil in June of 2006. It is administered in three doses over a period of six months at a total cost of $360 which is about ten times the amount of other vaccines. The CDC’s recommendation will affect over 5 million girls and at $360 a pop that is a big pay day for Merck. The cash flow is well needed at a time when Merck is trying to pay for all the damage and deaths it caused with its “miracle drug” Vioxx.
The National Vaccine Information Center stated, “The federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports of serious health problems following HPV vaccination (Merck’s GARDASIL) during the last six months of 2006. Out of the 385 individual GARDASIL adverse event reports made to VAERS, two-thirds required additional medical care and about one-third of all reports were for children 16-years-old and under, with nearly 25 percent of those children having received simultaneously one or more of the 18 vaccines that Merck did not study in combination with GARDASIL.”
President of the NVIC, Barbara Loe Fisher, further stated, “There are twice as many children collapsing and four times as many children experiencing tingling, numbness and loss of sensation after getting a GARDASIL vaccination compared to those getting a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccination. There have been reports of facial paralysis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. And doctors who give GARDASIL in combination with other vaccines are basically conducting an experiment on their young patients because Merck has not published any safety data for simultaneous vaccination with any vaccine except hepatitis B vaccine.”
If we are to expose our baby girls to this vaccine and all the potential, permanent side effects we should at least have confirmation that it will prevent the disease. However, there are more than 15 types of HPV associated with cervical cancer but GARDASIL only contains 2 of the 15 types. It is very similar to the flu vaccine and the major fear campaign used each year to prey on the ignorance of the public to sell flu vaccines to as many people as possible. Since the vaccine has to be formulated well in advance of the flu season and since the flu vaccine only has a limited number of flu strains the chance of getting the right strain each season is as good as your chance of getting blackjack…. Don’t forget it is the losers of blackjack that built Las Vegas.
Are you ready for your government to tell you that your child can not attend school until she adds yet another vaccine to her schedule? Would you be comfortable even though there are NO long term studies and NO study of the cross reactions that can occur with other vaccines.
If you are interested in researching the vaccine exemption laws in your state go to The National Vaccine Information Center