Friday, September 21, 2007

HPV Vaccine update

...the United States launched the mass HPV vaccination of girls beginning in June last year. In just little over a year, the HPV vaccine have been associated with at least five deaths, not to mention thousands of reports of adverse effects, hundreds deemed serious, and many that required hospitalization.

Three deaths were related to the vaccine, including one of a 12-year-old. One physician's assistant reported that a female patient "died of a blood clot three hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine." Two other reports, on girls 12 and 19, reported deaths relating to heart problems and/or blood clotting.

As of May 11, 2007, the 1,637 adverse vaccination reactions reported to the FDA via the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) included 371 serious reactions. Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities.

One of the major complaints by physicians is that the HPV vaccination program has been implemented before adequate testing has been completed. Long-term effects of the vaccine remain unknown. Many are asking why the huge, seemingly reckless rush?At least one answer to that question comes from the fact that Merck currently is the sole provider of an HPV vaccine with its Gardasil product. A competing HPV vaccine, Glaxo Smith Kline's Cervarix, is set to hit the market in January 2008.US sales of Gardasil are expected to reach $1 billion in the first year of its availability. Life Site News

I can't begin to write about how this vaccine is such a bad idea, but I will let you read what my dear husband wrote about it several months ago over at Catholic Medical Weekly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your fears are misplaced and indicate that the only sources you listen to are inaccurate and biased. Opposing this progress is tantamount to needlessly terrorizing the young women of this country. This vaccination will save lives. The only reason that this is so controversial to your backwards cult is that it regards and requires discussion of parts of a woman's body that are, by you, nothing but the property of their husbands and fathers.