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What are the Long-term Effects of HPV Vaccine?

  
  

I am astounded by the speed at which discussion about the HPV Vaccine is truning to mandatory vaccination.  I want to remind as many people as possible about DES (Di-Ethyl-Stilbestrol), a drug that was used for decades before its side effects were known.  Only when the daughters of the drug-takers themselves matured, did the full range of problems become apparent. 

I've only done a litte reading on this new HPV Vaccine, but so far have seen no references to multi-decade or multi-generational study and very little reference to studies in young girls (the targets of proposed legislation).  I found published references only dating back to the mid-90's (see the end of this CDC webpage).  And, although, this is not my professional area of expertise I do know drug manufacturers generally have three phases of testing.  For Merck (manufacturer of Gardasil),  I found references to three studies -- an article (see first paragraph) that describes a study on less than 300 women in Brazil over a three year period; another article describing a study on over 5,000 women for approximately 17 months; and one reference to a study that included girls aged 10-15 - there may have been only 158 girls in the study - that lasted six months.  For GlaxoKlineSmith (manufacturer of Cervarix), I found a report of a one year study that does not indicate that young girls were included;

I'm not saying that this vaccine won't turn out to be wonderful.  I'm asking whether we've studied this drug long enough to be so confident about long-term effects that we are willing to mandate the taking of the drug by our entire population of young women? 

If you know more about the drug, the length of drug studies, etc., please post a comment here.

Posted by K Krasnow Waterman on Fri, Mar 02, 2007 @ 11:44 AM

COMMENTS

I was doing resaerch on my project and i got the information that i needed and i know for sure that i will get a awsome grade

posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 8:19 PM by Bria


i am extreamly concerned about this issue and i am unsure about wether i should have this vaccine. thankyou for your thoughts.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 3:52 AM by Danielle


my daughter had hpv vaccine on 6/25/07 - fainted and had two seizures immediately after injection

posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 11:27 AM by kim kimes


Kim - I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I started doing a little web research and you are not alone. I'm going to post a new blog with details. If you're willing to share more about what happened... how old your daughter is, what the seizure looked like, whether you or your doctor have reported this to federal drug authorities, please write back.

posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 1:00 PM by


My daughter hasn't had the vaccine yet but I'm not not sure if I want her to. I'm questioning the longterm results. What happens in the future, what is she going to develop down the road? Please help, what should I do?

posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 9:24 AM by Lana


you may want to research at the vaccine adverse event reporting system (vaers) located on the national vaccine information center website to see other side effects that have been reported on the gardasil vaccine. I found it very enlightening that it had not been tested in combination with other required vaccines and the long term test reports have not been done to the satisfaction of either the fda or cdc (they had a letter on file at the fda that mentioned that a 14 year study would not be concluded until the year 2018). I chose not to have my daughter vaccinated because the doctor had no information regarding any of the possible adverse reactions and seemed surprised when I brought them up. He had no satisfactory facts other than what I'd seen on commercials and I was dissapointed that our medical professionals are recommending it without adequate research.

posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 1:58 PM by amy


hi i got the first shot of the vaccine and now i dont want to get the rest. my teacher scared me wit the fact that they dont know the long term effects and they could be harmful. does anyone think i should not get the rest of the shots?

posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 2:05 PM by terry


My daughter 12 had a seizure also...after gettin the HPV Shot....very sad....

posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 2:16 AM by Anita


Hello I was pressured into giving my 15 years this shot. I have since had administered 2 shots to date,and I am unwilling to go for the third. I have been doing some research,which I should have done from the start. For this I blame myself-howver I am not going to continue to administer this shot without long term facts of this shot. I sure hope the 2 shots taht were given do not prove to be a problem down the line. I feel so guilty for letting them give this shot to my little girl.

posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 8:52 PM by Joanna


I was also pressured into giving my 12 year old daughter the HPV vaccine. However, she did not faint or have a seizure she did have a serious local reaction...well I say local, but in reality it was nearly the entire upper arm region. She didn't sleep for two nights from pain and fever. I was astounded that my doctor pressured me into this. She had an appointment last week to have the second shot, but I cancelled and I'm seriously considering not having her have the rest of them. I'm so disappointed in the entire medical field...that they would push something that hasn't really been studied long term. I will guarantee my 10 year old daughter will not be receiving this vaccine. Someone needs to put a stop to doctors pushing parents into giving their daughters this vaccine.

posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 9:53 PM by Cynthia Luttrell


Hi, I'm a 25 year old woman who have only been with one partner (I was his first and he mine) who seriously considered getting gardasil. My ObGyn caution me against it because of lack of long term study. I initially thought it was because of my age and perhaps she was suspicious that I'd been exposed to forms of HPV already so I explained my situation. She assured me that had nothing to do with her advise and again cited her concerns over the lack of long term study. She said she has 2 young teen daughters and will not administer the vaccine to them. She has, however, administered them to her patients whose parents insisted. I'm a bit torn because I've read all the benefits but I am worried about the effects and studies. If anyone have come across good articles, I'd appreciate it.

posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:58 AM by Cynthia


I got my vaccine today. After I got it the lady told me to stay seated becuase many girls faint after they get it. I was thinking, uh shouldn't she have told me that before i got it? I mean maybe then i would have re-thought the shot. But now im scheduled to go back for the second cycle, do i go, or just forget about it? I mean i didn't faint or have a seizure.

posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:48 PM by Abby


I am a student in college and I'm going to give a speech about this HPV vaccine to 30 women, I am going to inform them about the long term effects because most women do not research this enough before getting it. So if you can please inform me of websites I can view so that I can aware people of this vaccine or at least question it. It is very important to try to spread some information since the media only talks about the benefits. Thank You

posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 11:55 PM by Diana


Cynthia, I am in the same situation. I am due for my third shot and I am questioning whether I should go or not. I should have looked more into this before I decided to do it but my parents insisted and I was too busy with other problems to qustion it at the time and now I'm kicking myself. Would it even matter if I finish the final shot or not? Or since I've started, I shouldn't stop because whatever long term effects are going to happen will happen? If anyone has any info that can help, please let me know. Thanks.

posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10:08 PM by Elle


I too have just received the shot today, and now I am rethinking about going for the other two now that I am looking into the vaccine. I am now wondering what will happen if I dont take the other two shots since I took the first one

posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:33 PM by Tina


Thank you letting me know that I am not the only one questioning this drug.

posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:30 PM by J.


My daughter is scheduled to have her first shot today and I to have been very concerned about the long term effects. Does anyone know if when these young girls reach an age that they do want to start a family, is there any chance at all that this drug may cause birth defects? After reading the many comments and questions above I do not feel comfortable with her getting this drug. My children are my world and I will go with my gut on this one. I will wait for more information. Thanks to all who wrote in to help me make my decision.

posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 7:47 AM by cathy


I don't have a daughter but I have nieces who will NOT get the shot. I do know that it has aluminum in it. That is 1 reason not to get it. This is another drug that is being pushed by MERCK to make a lot of money. This is not the only answer to a cervical cancer caused by some forms of STD's there are other ways to avoid this. Until drugs are tested for long term they should not be given to our children. I would say the chances of bad effects are much greater than getting this form of cancer. Just my thought.

posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:14 PM by cat


Well, my concerns are the same as most. The long term effects. My states insurance (medicaid), in Arizona actually called me with a recorded message that it is time to get my daughter her immunization for hpv. They usually won't continue giving you benefits if you don't comply with them, but I refuse to be bullied and if anyone can give more info, I would appreciate it. I want what's best for my daughter, now 12, and if the medical community can't give us better reassurances with all of these new drugs, than they shouldn't try to mandate them.

posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:17 PM by Angela Lamonde


There are tons of articles and info regarding gardasil on-line. The info is startling, from how long and who the drug was tested on etc....one very important fact was that they don't know how long the effect of the immunization lasts....so if they don't even know that why give it to a child that isn't even near being sexually active, is it worth the risk?

posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:25 PM by cat


There was so many people at the time when it came out that you should get it because it could save your life. They talked about the cervical cancer and how you can get hpv and the symptoms. So if you were between the ages of 18-25 you should get it. I was turning 26 so I jumped right on it because everyone said it was to be the best breakthrough in medicine. Why shouldn't I believe the experts. Now that I think back they never ever discuessed the side effects of getting the shot, the lack of long term studies on side effects or and all the serious reactions that some get from the vaccine. Anyways I did get the 3 shots and i was nauseous almost everytime but not right after. It lasted less than half a day and only once did I ever vomit. My sided effect may have been minor but knowing all the information now. I don't know if I don't think I would have ever gone through with it.

posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM by Holly Koehler


I received all 3 shots of the vaccine from Feb '07 to I believe around Aug '07 . I was 24 and 25 during the time of the vaccinations. After I did the first one I noticed changes in my periods and pms symptoms. Before I got the 2nd dose I questioned the nurse. I told her that my periods were getting worse. By worse I mean chronic fatique around and during the time of. I have never really had bad pms symptoms but after the first shot the emotional pms has gotten so bad. The nurse said that it doesnt have anything to do with the vaccines. I do have other health problems is what she told me. My other health problems have nothing to do with my reproductive organs okay. I have a problem with my liver which resulted of gallbladder removal. How they got that confused is beyond me. And I only experience these problems around that time of the month. I went a head and did the last two shots. I can tell you now had I did more research, I would never have gotten these shots. It has been a little over a year since my first shot. I have went from regular even after having my daughter at 23 to having my period 3 times in 2 months or it will skip a month. Emotional pms that is so bad that I sometimes miss the whole week or two of work prior to my period. It comes and goes at it pleases. I guess you could say it might not be from the shots or im getting older. But these problems did not start until I received the first shot. I havent found anything on symptoms this long after receiving the vaccines. So if anyone has any info please let me know where you found it. I am at this point where no matter how much I want more kids I cannot deal with these problems any longer.

posted on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 1:36 AM by Natasha


I am a 18 year old female. I was forced by my mother to recieve the first shot but when time came for second and third I refused. Now I have been experiencing severe issues with my reproductive areas. I have been prescribed with appendicitis and so many UTIs out of no where and now I still have a problem with my abdomin. I have severe pains and even during urination, during intercourse there is bleeding towards the end. I fear for the worst. I thought that when my appendix was removed so would all the symptoms, however they are still here. I think that I may have developed vaginal cancer. I am afraid to visit the doctors, I have to many bills and if this turns out to be something small the bill will still be at a large. I really dont know what to do any suggestions ? pleasse. It isnt common but do you think there is a chance of it being cancer?

posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM by Sabrina


Hi
I have received all three shots, I am fine I never felt sick,my arm swa swoolen for 2 days but that is normal when you get a shot anyway. I am 23 years old. But it was my decision no one elses, and I work in a hospital. All the doctors say is its a good thing to get it before I turn 27. Life is taking a chance anyway. So far I been fine. But for the parents it is your decision not the doctors or the people on the blog.

posted on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 1:44 PM by tash


The pharmaceutical comapnies are about the next product and making their sales quotas and growing the company. The pharmaceutical companies pay the lobbyists to make sure the government makes it mandatory! There is no long term research to prove this to be healthy. For my daughter, I wouldn't be giving this to her. I also don't think it should be mandated by the government, another bad thing that's going on with our freedoms.

posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 at 11:36 AM by Nick


I was just thinking... Everyone keeps saying there are no long term studies on this drug. Perhaps giving it to everyone IS the long term study. They can study the entire population.
As screwed up as this world is already, I wouldn't doubt it.

posted on Monday, June 02, 2008 at 10:55 PM by Les


2005 DOCUMENT KEYED THE WORDS/USER FEE/ THAT OF GARDASIL ALONG WITH OTHER DRUGS NOT ON MARKET YET. i KEEP LOOKING DIFFERENT TERMS KEYS AND FIND IT.BEING OKAY TO USE WITH FDA CDC AFTER THIS DATE BUT NOT BEFORE?. STUFF OF THESE NATURES WERE NEVER OKAY. ITS A SECRET TERRORIST ATTACK THAY MUST HAVE THEM HOSTAGE WITH SOME SECRET VOODOO SPELL. THINK ABOUT IT THEY RESEARCHED VOODOO ZOMBIES, THEY KNOW HOW ITS DONE. FACT IF YOU CAN CONVINCE THEM OTHERSIZE THIS LOOP OF THOUGHT CAN BE BROKEN, TELL THEM THEY ARE FINALLY FREE AND WHOM THEY WERE BEFORE, AND THEY ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO BE CONVICED THE CONVINCED IS THE KEY IN THE LOOP. THEY BELIEVE THE TERMS OF THEIR LIFE /LOTS OF PEOPLE TRY TO HARM ME IN WAYS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE THATS HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH IT NOONE UNDERSTANDS IT WITH ME IN STRANGE WAYS I UNDERSTAND THE UNKNOWN.

posted on Saturday, June 07, 2008 at 3:53 AM by RAIN


Hello, I am sure you don't know this but this is therefore very important information. 
 
 
 
Indeed, Gardasil has also killed young women in FRANCE and also in Belgium and not only in the US , in Germany and in Austria.... 
 
 
 
Of course, the press has not yet published something on these facts but I have informed them and I realy hope this information will be diffused, it is about public health!! 
 
 
 
In February 2008, my mum heard in a Brussels drugstore a young woman saying to the pharmacist that 2 of her friends died soon after Gardasil...the press did not talk about this. 
 
 
 
A few days after knowing this fact, I could read Mariane's testimony on a french speaking site and she explained how it has happen with her friend who died in France two weeks after the first Gardasil shot.... 
 
 
 
So I can perferctly imagine how many lives have been taken in reality all over the world and that is why I am pressing you to be careful, to pay maximum of attention at such facts. 
 
It has to make with your future and your dreams and if people shows too much gullibility then there will be so many innocent victims of these firms...... 
 
 
 
I realy think we all have to stand up and say: "STOP, we are definitely NOT guinea pigs and you can carry on producing your poisons, that is NOT a valuable reason to force us to get it!!!" 
 
 
 
Thank you for having read this and have a good health, you as your family!! 
 
 
 
Kind regards.

posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 at 11:35 AM by Chattoutgris


PARENTS! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU SIGN GARDASIL CONSENT FORM 
 
 
 
FACT: Gardasil does not prevent cervical cancer. It prevents only four of the 100 plus Human Papalloma viruses that may cause cervical cancer. This virus is transmitted primarily through sexual activity. [So why is it administered to nine year olds?] 
 
 
 
FACT: “ Statistics in the United States of women under 20 who develop cervical cancer is 0.0% and only 0.1% worldwide. According to The American Cancer Society, “Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife. Most cases are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. Almost 20% of women with cervical cancer are diagnosed when they are over 65.” On average, about 3,870 women will die of cervical cancer in 2008 and again, most of those in midlife. [So why are we vaccinating children?] 
 
The above information is based on NCI’s SEER Cancer Statistics Review.  
 
FACT: Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil has stated that the vaccine is effective for five years but is uncertain of prolonged protection. [Let’s do the math. Nine years old protected for five years?]  
 
 
 
FACT: According to an FDA report on Gardasil, the Human Papilloma virus usually is a transient infection and the body eradicates it on its own. When it continues untreated, it may cause cervical cancer. 
 
 
 
An FDA news release from March 31, 2003 acknowledges that “most infections (by HPV) are short-lived and not associated with cervical cancer.”  
 
 
 
FACT: According to Merck, if administered to those who already have the virus, it “may increase the risk, by 44.6%, of developing high-grade precancerous lesions in the cervice.” p. 10, HiFi DNA report, March 7, 2007. [Do they test those who receive the vaccination? No.] 
 
 
 
FACT: “Research is now being done on using Gardasil in older women and in males.” 
 
[MALES? A drug supposedly to stop cervical cancer???] 
 
 
 
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_2X_Can_cervical_cancer_be_prevented_8.asp?rnav=cri 
 
 
 
FACT: Deaths and serious side effects have occurred after vaccination. Get info: Gardasil and HPV infection,www.909shot.com/dieseases/hpv/hpvhome.htm 
 
Vaccine Risk Awareness Network, http://www.vaclib.org/news/2006/gardasil.htm 
 
 
 
There is so much more that we will be happy to e-mail anyone concerned, but for now, we leave you with the last FACT: “In 2006, the company’s sales were $235,000,000.” – John Carreyrou, Wall Street Journal. If made mandatory, estimates go as high as four billion.  
 
 
 
REMEMBER: NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE YOU SACRIFICE YOUR CHILD ON THE ALTAR OF BIG PHARMA. 
 
 
 
 
 

posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 4:29 PM by Victoria Day


I just got my shot about a mounth ago and i'm woundering if I should do the other 2 know that i'm looking in to this.

posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 11:34 PM by Amanda


AMANDA, PLEASE, DO NOT EVER MAKE ANY OF THESE SHOTS, IT IS MADNESS!!!! Each shot that you get, it is exactly the same that looking at the big russian Russian roulette that you activated, with fatality. And when the damaged are there, what can you do for reverse it? Who will pay for the damage and more of all could indemnities give you back the lost health of the past? I do not think so. 
 
With love for you and for you health, I am really convinced (sur at 100%) that you have to stop the stupid and dangerous vaccine. 
 
I read too much testimonies of disasters after having received such product to know that problems can arrive to everyone who gets these shots: sometimes soon after the first shot but sometimes also after the second of the third and sometimes 1, 2 months after the shots of more. So, pay simply attention to your life, it has worth and we all have only one health. Bye.

posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 4:53 AM by Chattoutgris


i am thinking of getting the vacine for my daughter but i am still thinking of the long term effects, what are they?

posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 7:20 PM by stephanie


Stephanie: 
That is the problem....we do not know the long term effects because it hasn't been tested long enough to know. We do know that there are short term effects. Please read up on actually who is at risk and the chances of your daughter getting an STD that would be associated w/this cancer....she probably isn't even at risk.This drug hasn't been around long enough to know a the long term effects. Do not trust MERCK , they are a drug company making billions of dollars on the backs of our children.

posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 8:45 PM by Kat


Hi Stephanie, 
 
 
 
Precisely, one part of the problem is there: clinical trials have not taken enough time! So for the long term effects as for the real efficacity of this product, your daughter will play the sad role of GUINEA PIG. And I am sure that is not what you want for her, is not it? 
 
 
 
For the efficacity first you have to know that: 
 
 
 
HPV is NOT the causal agent of cervrical cancer but that it can only contribute to it with the coexistence of other risk factors like immunodepression, take of contraceptive pill on long term,pollution, tobaco, bad food, having non protected sex with many partners, etc etc) 
 
 
 
That is the real sens of "microb is nothing but the terrain is all", precisely what Pasteur did not understand at time! 
 
 
 
You also have to know that HPV infection will naturally be resolved in more than 90% of all the cases!!! In the 10 that remains, that will NOT mean that a cancer will be developped, NO! 
 
It means simply that PREcancerous lesion can appear BUT more than 99% of such lesions are perfectly curable. Laser or conisation are absolutely NOT the same treatment that classic cancer with X rays and chimiotherapy! 
 
That is why paps test is very important for all the women who became sexually active. I know that a lot of young women are so scared of the idea that their mother could guess that they have already have sex that they prefer to certainly not meet a gynecologist even for the so important pap test and then they are not fully aware that they putt all the chances to have a true cervical cancer. 
 
Vaccination doe not make pap test useless and in the US, as a very interesting study (published in 2007 in Jama)showned it, HPV serotypes 16 and 18- those being said "at high risk" included in Gardasil)are only responsible for 2,3% of ALL infections with HPV. 
 
Do you really realyze it? 
 
You have a vaccine (presented with a lot of propaganda yes that is true and after?)that will MAYBE protected your daughter from serotypes that represented 2,3% of prevalence so your daughter will remain with a risk of 97,7% in the best case. That so stupid when you say that: 
 
 
 
- 3/4 of the women meet HPV in durong their sexual life. 
 
 
 
- HPV when it contributes to cancer takes 10, 15 or more to develop or vaccinal protection will cover only a period of 5 of 6 years and after that your daughter will probably have to enter in the vicious circle of "booster shots" 
 
 
 
- The risk of true cervical cancer (so dysplasia of grade 4)is only of 0,3% if a person is infected with one or more "high risk" serotypes (there are about twelve "high risk" serotypes on a hundred serotypes of HPV in totality). So, the benefit of such vaccine is not even a reduction of 0,3% of developping a cancer because after vaccinal protection your daughter could be also infected and HPV serotypes that can contribute to a cervical cancer are not only included in the vaccine!!! If your daughter meets HPV 31 or HPV45 for example, that is also considered as "high risk" serotypes but Gardasil does not offer any protection from it. 
 
The prevalence of HPV 16 and 18 in the USA show that even massive use of Gardasil will not reduce significatively the level of cervical cancer in the US. 
 
Even if that was possible you do not have to forget that Nature has her harmony and that other strains will "respond" to grow more and more and Gardasil will in all case finish as very useless. In fact this is paps tests free for all the women that could greatly reduce the mortality and the moridity of this disease among women of the world as american women. That is what US gouvernement should have to make possible if public health is really considered as a national priority.. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About the risks of the vaccine: 
 
 
 
There are very arwfull... 
 
Judicial watch monitored it: at least 25 deaths (without counting the 17 deaths during the clinical trials) and more than 8000 very serious reactions caused by Gardasil.... 
 
 
 
When we know that even FDA and CDC have admitted in Jama (and that was confirmed in Money magazine)that reports of side effects of vaccine represented only ONE PERCENT (1%) of the really amount of testimonies, we have to really to alarm ourself do not you think so? 
 
 
 
That means that only in the US, serious side effects could be as much as more than 800 000, that is enorm! And 2500 deaths!!! 
 
Of course that could seem very so enorm BUT you do not have to forget that the vast majority of the victims of vaccines do not ever think to make the connexion , the relationship between their health condition and the vaccine(s)! And that is not the doctors and their dogmatic vision who will help these people!!! 
 
 
 
So be very carefull for your daughter. Prefer good advises to your daughter about pap's tests than rushing for the vaccine. It is so much safer you know!!!!! 
 
And yes even if people look shocked at you saying that you are irresponsible not to make the vaccine or that you are against "scientific progress", RESIST because if your daughter lost her whole health and her dreams after these stupid shots, so nobody of the "shocked people" will be able to give your daughter her lost health back.  
 
Have a good health and a good life and your daughter too...without vaccine pollution! 
 
Truly yours 
 

posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 9:28 PM by Chattoutgris


So glad I have not given permission for my daughter to have this vaccine. My daughter is only 12 and she brought my attention to the fact that the representative into her UK school explained that this vaccine would last for approximately 6 years and that they would be their 'guinea pigs'. My daughter took offence to this remark and I believe rightly so. From a parents point of view I would advise to listen to your child - go and seek advice from your local GP - most importantly listen to your initial gut feeling. Trials may have been done but we are yet to see the long term results! Look forward to learning more about this subject. Thank you for this website.

posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:06 PM by Sally Derbyshire


Hi I wonder if anyone can answer my questions about the HPV vaccine. My daughter is 12 (year 8) and was sent a letter home on Friday and the consent form had to be returned on the Monday. This included a number that I could call between the hours 9-5 Monday to Friday (no help at all). My first question does anyone have any idea if they have tested it on a anyone who has gone onto get pregnant, have a full term pregnancie and a heathly baby? Does anyone know why we in the UK are being offered the vaccine that deals with two types 16 and 18 and not the other two types which prevent gential warts?? Money I expect. I feel it is such a small number out of the 3000 women getting cervical cancer 400 (per year) that they are hoping to save what about the other 2,600. Is this all really necessary. Please if anyone can help answer my questions let me know thank you for the website.

posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 9:08 AM by kate reeves


thank you for this website. the questions i have been asking myself over the last couple of days have been addressed here. I too have not been given enough time to look up what i wanted to know before forms have to be filled in and injections given. it even says on the leaflet that school sent us if youre not sure still fill in the form and return it, then ask for advise from a healthcare professional. i dont think so.Too late to change mind once injection has been given.

posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 5:37 PM by debbie


I am 23 and had the first shot administered on 9/16/08 at the request of my ObGyn. I felt fine after the shot except for pain in the upper arm region. However, at about 10 pm when I was getting ready for bed, I started having severe nausea, headache, and extreme aching in my hips and legs. I also had a fever of 103. I tried to sleep it off, thinking I just had a virus, but the symptoms worsened through the night. I called my doctor the next day and she said I was just one of the "lucky" ones who is having a mild reaction. I've been to the doctor twice since then because I have chronic headaches and body aches now. Anyone else experience this?

posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 at 11:56 AM by Erin


I got the shot this year. I am 17 years old and I had no reactions whatsoever. I guess everyone is different.

posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 1:39 PM by Gabrielle


Gabrielle, I think you don't understand well what it is about here.... What do you know exactly about vaccine damage? Do you have made any research to know how many time after vaccines troubles can appear, after wich shot etc? 
 
 
 
Non of course.... 
 
 
 
Of course every person is different and at immunological level in particular BUT if you are aware of this, please do have a little bit coherence! Because vaccines are standard products, a same composition for individuals with, each time, a particular immune system! That can't make anything else that accidents but nobody can really say before WHO will be victim and how many time after the vaccine, after wich shot of X name of vaccine etc 
 
 
 
That is just like terrorism: we know that people will be victims but not exactly how much, when and were at a precize moment! 
 
 
 
You have to know that even the manufacturer of the vaccine you received admitted in his notice that auto-immune disease coul occure sometimes untill 4 years after the vaccination. 
 
Some victimes have serious adverse events soon after the firt shot but others will be victims a long time after the second of the third shot! This is a awful russian roulett that is not useful to the preserving of our health. 
 
 
 
Making pap smear yes that is objectively useful but been vaccinated NO there is no reason. 
 
That is not this way people could preserve their health. 
 
What is officialy commanded is not always commandable! 
 
 
 
Take care of you

posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 6:58 PM by Chattoutgris


i am a girl of 12 who is having this HPV vaccine and i did'nt quite understand it and not sure if i wanted to have it done i have been doing some research and what i have read up it is all good and i know that there is a good and bad for anything and everything this is a recently new vaccine and my parents think its a good process i and i agree with that if anyone finds any different please comment 
thanks

posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 3:57 PM by _


Has anyone read anything on the long term side effects of girls receiving these shots prior to beginning their menstrual cycle? I am concerned about this with very little long term studies. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer about a year ago and I do not believe this is the answer to the "prevention" of cervical cancer. Does any one else feel that pushing these shots on young girls (9-14) that it is almost promoting sexual activity by thses shots stating "go ahead" you're protected?

posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:23 PM by unknown


I am a 50 year woman have 3 sons and 1 daughter. my doctor put me threw gruling tests for hpv and then the dreded colcosapi came the most barbarik examime I guess a man came up with it. anyway Your own amune systems fights it off you have good paps and bad. not a fun thinking abut when going threw menopauese at the same time. I will not have my daugther imunized for fear what the long term affects are. 10 years down the road she my not be able to become pregnat when she is ready to start a family? Stop fooling around with Mother Nature at the risk of our DAUTHERS

posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 10:07 PM by Cathy


I am 26 (turning 27 in Jan.), and I have an appointment, in December, to get the last of the three shots.....I am just now researching this vaccine because I feel like I am noticing some "side effects". I was encouraged by my gyno to get this before I turned 27 (when insurance stopped paying for it) I have been going to him for about 10 years now, so I feel like I can trust him (and I STILL do)....maybe there just really isn't enough long-term research out there, even for doctors. Anyways, I wanted to read about other's "side-effects" (for comparison purposes), so these are mine:  
 
 
 
more pronounced "PMS" symptoms - such as EXTREME moodiness (pointed out especially by my boyfriend - but noticed by others & myself as well).....the moodiness -at period time only- is seriously effecting my relationships....and thats NOT me 
 
 
 
My arm (injection site) is still kinda sore - with a bruise as well - over a month after injection- which isn't a big deal, just a little weird 
 
 
 
My periods seem to be a little unpredictable, meaning sometimes lighter, sometimes heavier, more cramps - sometimes CRAZY fatigue to where It's a freakin chore to work-out....which I LOVVVVVE 
 
 
 
Just wanted to share my experience....I will definently think more than twice about getting this for my daughter (if its still around when I have one)....unless more results about the long-term effects about this "vaccine" come out....... 
 
 
 
Hope this helps someone in their info-finding journey.....I still feel like I need more facts.....but I am going to go for my last shot...maybe because I don't know what will happen to my health if I don't......and maybe because my "results" will help another female in the future.

posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 10:38 PM by Ambra


It's insanely ridiculous about how people are freaking out about how they/or their daughter have had one or two seizures. 
 
 
 
Like really, one or two seizures in your life or CERVICAL CANCER. Which may not/may go away with treatment, while seizures are nothing. 
 

posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:02 PM by Sarah


Sarah, it is really obvious that your are well strongly misunformed! 
 
 
 
Firstable seizures are a serious condition whatever the non sens you could claim without having anay knowledge in anatomy and physiology. Then you have to know that the reality is just at the opposite way that you think! Seizures are often chronic and hard for the quality of life while cervical dysplasia is almost in 100% of the case curable with a complete recovering! 
 
The manufacturers have well succeed in making believe that cervical dysplasia is synonym of cervical cancer but this is NOT and dysplasia has not the same treatment that cancer, no chimio no X rays but mecanic abrasion (one day clinic) and laser that is painless. No medications, no drugs needed while seizures cause very high level drugs prescribed! 
 
 
 
The real rate of cancer is 0,3% WHEN A PERSON IS INFECTED WITH CERTAIN STRAINS OF HPV (others than 16 and 18 could also!)while the % of very serious side effects of Gardasil is about the 10% at least !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 
 
 
And that does not only concern seizures, no: don't forget deaths, blood clot, thrombosis, paralysis that could be definitive (!), pancreatitis (that could be deadly!) etc etc 
 
 
 
WHAT IT IS CLEAR AND OBVIOUS HERE IS: 
 
 
 
Already 8 millions of young girls in the US who have received at least 1 of the 3 shots and more than 8000 very serious side effects (about wich FDA and CDC have already admitted in the past that such report of vaccine and drugs side effects only represent 1% of ALL the amount of victims!) 
 
 
 
SO 8000 X100= 800 000 SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENTS AMONG AT LEAST 8 MILLIONS GIRLS VACCINATED WHAT GIVES US 10% VERY SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS............ 
 
 
 
10% CHANCE OF BEING PARALYSED, DYING, HAVING A PANCREATITIS, HAVING A BLOOD CLOT, A STROKE, BECOMING EPILEPTIC FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE ETC ETC 
 
 
 
AGAINST 0,3% IF (that is not sure as the fact of receiving or not a vaccine!)PEOPLE IS INFECTED WITH CERTAIN STRAINS OF HPV AND CUMULATES OTHER RISK FACTORS AS THIS OF AVOIDING REGULAR SCREENING (PAP SMEAR) 
 
 
 
SO SARAH, PLEASE TRY TO INFORM YOURSELF BETTER BECAUSE YOU WERE SAYING VERY FALSE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:49 PM by Chattoutgris


i'm 17 years old and live in australia. I was 16 when the vacciation came out and decided not to have it > i felt like the girls and women of australia were being used as guinea pigs. my mother had mentioned to me about the long therm side effects of some vaccionaions which weren't properly researched. i'm very concerned about any long term side effects there may be becaus everyone i know has had the vaccionation. i'm still not sure if i'm going to get the vaccination in the future and i'm also concerned about the adverts which are sending a message saying you'd better get it for free while you still can, i think they're pushing too much and it makes me suspicious. 
 
 
 
~ABBZ~

posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 11:30 PM by abi


Someone had a question above about long terms effects regarding the girls who received the shot who decide to start a family. I am received the shot around a year ago and am pregnant, so I will update on the birth defects issue in May. So far, the pregnancy has been normal.

posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 7:09 AM by sam


Hi Sam, 
 
 
 
The problem is that TRANSGENIC vaccines like Gardasil can modify our ADN in a lot of points and these modifications reveal dramatic sometimes only after many generations! Indeed, even if your baby would have abnormal DNA modifications that you couldn't see, it's maybe the X° following generations after your child who could suffer from it! 
 
 
 
Transgenic products are NOT harmless! It is just the madness of our society of mass consumption! 
 
 
 
Cordially

posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 at 8:25 AM by Chattoutgris


heyy this is true!!!!

posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 2:46 PM by jkhfskljklsjdskljdaskljd


Hi, When i was 19 i was diagnosed with low grade HPV after having colposcopy and leep sugery i had normal papsmears and gyno told me to have gardisal injections,so did.was totally cleared of HPV. I am now 21 and have just been diagnosed with HIGH grade HPV which means i am going to have to go back to the gyno and have another operation. So obviously this "cure" to cervical cancer isn't as great as the "scientists say"!!! If i had my time again i would have refused the injections.

posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 8:24 PM by Karen


bEFORE VACCINE WAS MADE THEIR WAS ACQUIRED IMMUNITY.........THAT ANIMAL OR MAN NEVER GOT THTE VIRUS AGAIN............ 
tHEIR IS NO ACQUIRED IMMUNITY OF WARTS hpv IN HISTORY OF MAN OR ANIMAL...NOT SIDE EFFECTS.........iTS GOING ACTIVE IT WILL M UTATE IN YEAR TO COME IT WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME AIR BOURNE IN 70 YEARS OF THE HYPE TO VACCINE AND THEM FORCING IT TO BE MANDATED THAT ALL NEED THE VACCINE OF hpv.............................................................THEIR 
IS NO HISTORY OF ACQUIRED IMMUNITY OF WARTS THAT THEY NEVER GOT THE WART HPV AGAIN....SO THEY CANNOT MAKE ONE!!!!!!!!!! 

posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM by laevarn


I would just like to say how great it is to see your website, pointing out very clearly what a BAD decision it is to allow your daughter to have this awful, unknown vaccination. Firstly, why on earth would anyone allow their precious daughter/s to be injected with something that just about no information is available about? We do not know the long term effects, the possible / probable side effects. Why on earth would you take a young body in the process of going through puberty, with hormones fizzing around all over the place, and inject it with an unknown entity? I think it is disgraceful that governments & health professionals are trying to almost force parents into doing this to their daughters. What will these governments & health professionals say to parents of young girls who react badly, or, to the young girls themselves once they are adult women and find that they are unable to fall pregnant?

posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM by Charli


Hello, I would like to say that i am 15 years old know and i decided last year not to get this HPV vaccination. I thought it was the right thing to do becasue I knew that in the future I could decide to get it when more studies are down. Although I now found myself questioning it and wondering if i should have got it. My dad has seceduled an appointment for the first shot tommorow because right now we have coverage to get it free but tht will change in a months time. I don't know if i should get it, the only thing I'm woried about is my futrue children. I wonder if they will turn out to be normal healthy individuals! PLease help me!!!

posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 3:49 PM by Inu-Girl


I refused the Gardisil vaccination for my 11 year old, Yr 7 daughter at her NSW school earlier this month. She was one of only two other girls in her year who did not have the vaccine. When my daughter told the administering nurses that she wasn't having the the injection because her mum didn't think it had been tested thoroughly enough and that the long term effects were not fully known, the administering nurse said "Some parents think that but it's better to be protected from cervical cancer" My daughter then came home worried that she was now going to get "cancer" and her friends were not! I explained that our decision was based on many of the arguments discussed on this website and that if in 5 years time when there is more real evidence about this drug, she might be able to have it then. She will be 16 by then - hopefully still not sexually active! What is the urgency when it comes to vaccinating these young, sexually immature girls? Why can't we wait until they are in their mid-teens?  
 
 
 
On another note, many of the mothers I spoke to had no idea about the safety or the efficacy of Gardisil they just swallowed what the drug companies and medical profession told them. I urge you to tell as many poeple as possible about the other side of the Gardisil story so that more people can make their own informed choices. 
 
 
 
By the way, I am not against immunisation at all, my children are both fully vaccinated to the Australian guidelines for their age - but this one had me worried. 
 
 
 

posted on Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 7:56 AM by Comfort


It's very clear, reading these comments, that it is very important to ask your doctor about all your questions before getting the vaccine. If your physician can't give you satisfactory answers, ask that they refer you to someone who can. This is your decision about how best to assist yourself or your daughter and you certainly should not make the decision in either way if you are not comfortable. 
 
While it's true that the vaccine has not been in use long enough for there to be sufficient data on long-term effectiveness or use, there have been trials with 5 year follow up periods that demonstrate that the vaccine is still safe and effective at least 5 years after the injection. Trials continue to be done to investigate if this protection and safety extends even longer. 
 
The reason why it is recommended that girls be vaccinated early and sometimes when they are not fully sexually mature (the recommendation is between the ages of 11 and 12, though it is proven effective for girls and women ages 9 - 26) is because the vaccine will offer 100% effectiveness if a girl or woman has not been exposed to HPV at all. Because HPV is common and commonly spread through sexual activity, the best way to ensure that a girl or woman has not been exposed to HPV is to immunize her when she is unlikely to have had any form of sexual contact. Girls who are 15 or 16 are more likely to have engaged in some form of sexual activity, which may make the vaccine less effective or not effective at all. (The vaccine protects against 4 strains of HPV--2 that cause the majority of cases of cervical cancer and 2 that cause the majority of cases of genital warts. So even if a girl has been exposed to one of those strains of HPV, she will receive immunization from the other three. Thus, the vaccine still offers some protection, but not 100%.) So if you vaccinate your daughter at age 11, she would still be protected at least until she was 16 (and further research may find that she would be protected later or even her entire life) and a girl vaccinated at age 18 would have protection at least until she was 23. 
 
If you could be 100% certain that your daughter had not engaged in any kind of sexual activity at all, to your knowledge or otherwise, then the vaccine would still be 100% effective for her in her mid-teens or up until her 26th year (studies have not been done to determined whether it is effective for women older than 26). However, your daughter may engage in some kind of sexual activity in her mid or late teens, and that puts her at risk of exposure to HPV. Getting the vaccine early, when most parents have the ability to know for certain that their daughter has not had sexual contact is the best way to ensure 100% protection by the vaccine. 
 
This is why it is incredibly important that parents discuss with their daughters their expectations concerning sexual activity and at what age or circumstances they feel it is acceptable. Doing this will at least give your daughter an understanding of your beliefs concerning sex when she considers her beliefs and what actions she will take. Additionally, by explaining what the HPV vaccine does and why you have decided or not decided to have her take it, you can help her understand the risks of unprotected sexual activity before she is ready and that the HPV vaccine (or lack of it) does not give her free reign to have sex or unprotected sex (whatever your beliefs are). 
 
For those teenage girls who posted here and know that they are not sexually active and who choose to be abstinent, and who want to wait before deciding whether or not to take the vaccine, you should not let your parent or guardian force you to take it. Explain to them that you are not sexually active and that the vaccine will still be effective if you decide to take it in a few years. Explain that you would be more comfortable knowing the research results when it comes out in a few years. Hopefully, that will offer some compromise and understanding. 
 
Just so anyone reading this will know, the vaccine has common side effects that include soreness at the injection site, which is the arm (this is the most common side effect, and is usually mild), nausea, vomiting, fainting or fever. 
 
As far as I know, connections to any major health side effects have either not been found, have been disproven, or are being investigated. However, so far, there are NO studies that have found a link between HPV vaccine and seizures, menstrual problems, infertility, birth defects, vaginal/cervical bleeding, or actually giving someone cervical cancer. 
 
A great deal of research has gone into ensuring that the vaccine is safe and effective in the short-term and research continues to be done as the vaccine's use becomes more long-standing to determine its safety and effectiveness in the long run. And again, as of 2007, the vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective for at least 5 years. 
 
I want to reiterate that no matter what your feelings about the vaccine, it is not the government or your physician's business to "force" the vaccine unto you. The government only recommends the vaccine and does not require it. Legislation mandating the vaccine for girls in the US has been revoked. Likewise, a physician cannot force the vaccine on your daughter. If you feel that your physician is NOT giving you suitable information or is too insistent without answering your questions and concerns then tell him or her NO and that you will make your decision once you have been given information or referred to an individual who can satisfactorily address your concerns. If a physician is that insistent and that uncaring about your concerns, you may even consider changing physicians to one who is respectful of your need to know. 
 
The vaccine is promoted because it is proven to give 100% protection against the four most common and risky strains of HPV for women ages 9 - 26 without any demonstrated connection to any serious side-effects. And while data is limited regarding its safety or effectiveness 10 years or more down the line, current research has found that it is safe and effective at least 5 years after and looks to continue that way. But it is ultimately your choice, your responsibility, and your right to make a decision that is well informed and no one should pressure you otherwise. 
 
The research information out there on the vaccine and its safety and possible complications can be complicated or confusing, but it is out there. The CDC has information that is tailored for parents and individuals who are not in the field of science and if you find something that seems confusing but you want to know more about, show it to your physician or someone who understands those publications and ask them to clarify it for you. 
 
I hope this can offer some assistance to this topic.

posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 3:07 AM by luminum


One more issue that may be important to discuss with your physician involves the precautions she or he should be considering before recommending the vaccine for your daughter. 
 
There are reasons for why a girl or woman should not receive the HPV vaccine. These are called "contraindicators" which essentially means that if your daughter (or you, as an interested individual for the vaccine) fits one of these criteria, she should not get the vaccine. 
 
For example, one of these is that if you or your daughter has an allergy to yeast, which is a component in the vaccine itself, she should not be given the shot. Likewise, if your daughter is allergic to any other component in the vaccine, she should not be given the vaccine. Ask your doctor to review her allergies and the components of the vaccine before she or he considers giving it to her. However, these are considerations that a physician should be making when giving ANY vaccine. 
 
Another contraindicator is pregancy, as the effects of the vaccine on a developing fetus have not been tested when given to a pregnant woman. That means that pregnant women should not get the vaccine because there is insufficient data on possible effects. However, in lab tests on rats, the vaccine was not associated with any effects on developing young. 
 
This is a good, but somewhat complex, medical research article that may give some insight when you begin making decisions about the HPV vaccine. If it is difficult to understand, ask your doctor or someone you know who can do this to help you.  
 
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549278

posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 at 3:28 AM by luminum


I've recently had the hpv shot because my sister actually had gotten HPV so i thought it would be a good idea for me. Unfortunatly, i didn't really look into the long term effects either, i was naive.. but i do know that i didn't pass out or have any siezures when i had gotten it. my arm did hurt a little, but that's to be expected. ever since then though, i do get a lot of dizzy spells.. at first i thought it might be because of another medicine i was taking called minocycline.. and now i think i might just have low blood pressure.. but i have no idea, i kind of have some health stuff going on, i don't want to pin point what it is. i'm starting to think it COULD be a side effect of the hpv shot.

posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 11:06 PM by Julie


My daughter has been unwell for the past six weeks with dizziness, like a motion sickness when in a vehicle, we own a boat so she never has had problems with motion sickness.She has found it hard to sleep at night, waking in the early hours in pain, she has had sore muscles and headaches frequently,generally un well, i took her to the doctor.....he told me girls this age do faint alot!!! WHAT???? Rubbish i though....guess what i've just relised!!! its been 6 weeks since she had the HPV Vaccine

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 2:16 AM by Natalie


PS: we are in NewZealand, Vaccinations have just started here, we have been told on TV adverts that it is safe.... i wish i had researched this before letting my daughter get this vaccination!!!

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 2:36 AM by natalie


Actually, Natalie, fainting is in fact a very common response to any form of vaccination in adolescents. So yes, your daughter is likely to have a fainting reaction whether it is HPV or meningococcal or any other type of adolescent vaccination.

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 2:18 PM by luminum


What? you mean to say being dizzy for six weeks is normal? 
 
How long will this last? 
 
She can't even go to school because she has an 1 1/4 hr bus trip to get there, we live rural. 
 
She has pain in her injection arm and travelling up the side of her neck, im giving panadol for this. 
 
i don't want her to get the next injection, its due in 2 or 3 weeks. 
 

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 7:29 PM by Natalie from NZ


Natalie - The people posting to the site are not medical professionals. They're people stating their opinions and people describing their experiences. From reading, it seems that there are a large number of people who are vaccinated with no obvious side effect and there is a small number of girls/women who are quite sick and attribute their problems to the vaccine. Many vaccines do have serious impacts for a small number of people, but there has not yet been a definite correlation recognized by the scientific community. This document from the manufacturer says that fainting and dizziness are side effects: http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/g/gardasil/gardasil_ppi.pdf

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 9:00 PM by K Krasnow Waterman


Natalie: 
 
What I said is that fainting is a normal reaction for adolescents when they receive vaccines. The medical literature supports this. 
 
However, it seems as though your daughter is experiencing additional issues which may or may not be related to the vaccine (it could be, or it may be something else). Regardless, you should speak to your doctor and report the kinds of issues your daughter is experiencing. 
 
If your doctor concludes that her symptoms can be classified as a serious adverse reaction to the vaccine, then she should NOT receive the next two doses. She may have a strong allergic reaction to things in the vaccine (a common one is yeast) and if that is the case, she SHOULD NOT receive the vaccine. 
 
Even if she doesn't have any allergies that might classify her as someone who should not receive the vaccine at all, if she is having severe reactions to the first injection, your physician should NOT give her the next two doses until she recovers. 
 
In the end, however, it is YOUR decision as her parent whether or not to give her the vaccine. You have that power and that RIGHT as a parent. If you are concerned, then tell your physician that your daughter has experienced some sever health issues and that you feel it might be due to the vaccine and that you do not want her to continue the series. Your physician cannot force her or you to continue. 
 
What the trials on the vaccine show (before and after the suggestions of severe side effects began) is that severe side effects have not been attributed to the vaccine. For example, studies were run to look into the kinds of issues that were reported from some patients such as nausea, dizzyness, myalgia (pain), and malaise (feeling tired or listless) and what they found is that the number of subjects who got the vaccine who reported these issues was the same as the number of subjects who received a fake vaccine (placebo) and reported the same problems. So those studies came to the conclusion that HPV vaccine itself is probably not responsible for those health issues. 
 
What is also important is to really talk to your physician about these issues your daughter is experiencing. He or she should be made aware of it, and as I've said earlier, if he or she can't give you the answers you want, ask to be referred to someone who can. You deserve to have someone to speak to about this who can satisfactorily answer your questions. 
 
Also, the website for Merck encourages that people who may be experiencing strong side effects report it to the FDA. You can read how to do this here: http://www.gardasil.com/?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=GL047#important-information They also list a phone number, but you mentioned that you're from NZ, so it may not be an option to call long distance.  
 
So after you speak to your physician (hopefully she or he is educated on the issue) and if you find that it looks like this is because of the HPV vaccine, report it. The actual website to report on product safety is here: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ 
 
I hope that helps (and the post above). Even if you feel you didn't do enough research before she go the first dose, there are still things you can do to find out more and continue making the best decision for your daughter.

posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 at 9:38 PM by luminum


Luminum -  
Thanks for writing such long and thoughtful notes. We agree about many things (the ultimate right of the parent and the patient to decide), but I disagree with you to the extent your statement about the trials is meant to imply that because particular side effects weren't identified that they don't exist. As I understand it, the trials weren't specifically looking to rule in or out the issues now raised. And, even in the blog comments here, there's pretty significant variance about what those issues might be. For example, some people are talking about repeated incidence of fainting over an extended period of weeks or months, while others are responding about fainting within moments of injection -- entirely different issues. Also, as I understand it, the numbers in the trials were much too small to provide definite information about something that might be affecting one in a hundred thousand patients. It's not uncommon to discover effects in the larger population that weren't identified in smaller sample studies. 
 
Natalie -  
The FDA is the US government's office that handles drug safety. This appears to be the link for reporting medicine side effects in New Zealand: http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/side.asp 
 

posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 6:31 AM by K. Krasnow Waterman


Thank you for that clarification, Waterman. Your comments about the trials are true--they may not be sufficient to uncover effects on 1 in 100,000 individuals. 
 
Research is still being done to illuminate possible factors that may cause the vaccine to be unsafe when administered to an individual, but the evidence so far suggests that the vaccine is safe. As I suspect you know, even in some cases, something as innocuous as aspirin can be unsafe given certain situations. 
 
What I'm concerned about, based on the nature of internet forums, is that misinformation can build up, with individual testimonies becoming attributed as fact. For example, reading through the thread, it makes sense that more individuals would post here about the negative experiences they've had than women who received the vaccine and had no complications (given that they're less likely to search out information about complications they didn't experience). But the perception may be that there are a majority of cases of negative reactions when it's actually a minority. And I think that gets lost here. 
 
Caution is an important issue here, since there is no denying that the vaccine is relatively new and not fully understood, and the listed concerns by these mothers and girls is incredibly important, which is why providing the contextual evidence of the vaccine's safety as well as its uncertainties and the rationale behind its suggested administration is absolutely necessary. I'm quite appreciative of your posting here, since you can (and have) provided great information, in a succinctness I do not have. I'm also glad that you can provide more resources for them to report their concerns. 
 
So so far, the research evidence suggests that the vaccine is safe and not related to many of the issues listed here. But, the vaccine is still new and continues research is being done to understand if there are long-reaching effects or severe-side effects caused by the vaccine. 
 
And again, if this is not satisfactory enough, it is always a parent's or a woman's right to decide not to get the vaccine or not to continue to receive the vaccine. You have to make the choice you feel most comfortable with.

posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 2:32 PM by Luminum


I have just recieved this vaccine and immediatly after i had a seizure. I seriously recommend that you dont receive this.

posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 4:33 AM by Natasha Mayes


I'm 21 years old and i always hasd protected sex. but I had some major health issues in the past! and today especially with my period. I just found out I have a low grade of the HPV. The GYN doctors advised me to get the Gardasil vaccine. I dont want to because it isn't any adequate research on this vaccine. SO should I do it? or don't do it? Please someone help me with this? thank you!

posted on Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 9:34 PM by Marquecea


My sister [name deleted] was a happy healthy 13 year old girl until she got the HPV Vaccine now shes been hospitabalised once since. Although its only been a couple of months she is now cutting herself. Also its been proven that the HPV virus does NOT CAUSE CERVICAL CANCER the governments been spoon feeding you lies they want money nothing else.Please get back to me im worried for my sister what else is next. PS dont let your kids get the HPV SHOT 
 
 
KKW note: Edited to remove the name of a minor.

posted on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 9:51 AM by Tyler Peters


to 21 year old who has always had prtected sex 
 
 
 
I presonally don't think you should get the vaccine - when it came out i looked up HPV, it's a virus that 1 in 3 men carries, most of the time when a woman gets it se will fight it off and be fine, sometimes she will develop lesions which will usually heal and she will be fine, in some cases the cells from those lesions or the scar tissue left behind will mutate and turn into cancer - considerig the vaccine hasn't been proven to prevent cancer in people over 26, i doubt that it will really help, i don't think that cervical cancer in women aged 26 and under is all that common and i don't think cervical cancer often kills. - the descision is yours, look up HPV and cervical cancer including how common it is in different age groups and how often it kills, also find out wether HPV is the cause of the more agressive cancer or less agressive - the lesions HPV can cause can be healed with anti biotics so Make sure you have regular pap smears - GOODLUCK

posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 3:22 AM by Abi


I am really confused. I'm 16 and have been offered the free vaccine. This all sounds so terrible but then again so does cervical cancer. Imagine the huge regret when your older if you get cervical cancer and none of your friends did? Or the other way around which is far less likely - ALL my friends suffer from extreme side effects and I am fine. Oh i just don't know.

posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 at 8:49 AM by Ellie


My daughter was a happy, healthy 18 year old - athletic in every way. Before she left for college, she had the 3 series of Gardisil shots. She slowly has gotten sick over the last three years and we have only linked these medical problems to the Gardisil shot. Hair loss, sleep apnea, extreme fatigue, sore joints and muscles, extreme bloating and constipation, yeast infections, bladder infections and the list goes on and on. We are extrenely sad with what has happened to our daughter. What I want to know is how are they going to get these sick young girls well again. My daughter has developed auto immune issues and struggles to get through the day. 
 
 
 
I would think twice and do research before having my child immunized. I want someone (Merck) to tell me how they are going to get these girl's health back. If anyone has any ideas please e-mail me at mweninger@nd.gov. 
 
Thank you

posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 2:23 PM by Malinda Weninger


I also had my 13 receive 2 of the 3 series vaccine. I am also hesitant on her getting the 3rd. I would like to know if this vaccine is going to effect her 15 years + from now. We have no idea. No one has any idea. What we also need to focus on is educating the children on using protection during sexual intercourse. The real issue is parental guidance. More and more teens are experiencing std's and early childhood pregnancies due to the lack of knowledge, supervision, and believe it or not...LOVE. I work at a hospital and see patients all the time that just want some attention and to feel loved or be loved. Sure I had my daughter receive the vaccine but Ive seen some pretty nasty outcomes with cancer patients and I dont want my family to be part of the statistics. I wish to know about the side effects 15 + years from now, so if anyone has any idea please let me know

posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:33 PM by Carrie


My 21 year old daughter had a steady perilous decline in her health after having the HPV vaccination. This shot hurt more than any injection she has ever had by a landslide. She had a cortisone injection in a nerve in ball of her foot due to an injury when she was sixteen, and said the HPV shot was way more painful - an indicator, I feel in retrospect to a sensitivity to the shot. She developed a dramatic increase in sensitivity to her allergies (which she had all but outgrown) and terrible muscle fatigue, especially in her arms and legs. Last Summer she could not even make it up the stairs in our home or walk to the bathroom without experiencing stridor breathing, dizziness, and dibilitating muscle fatigue. She cannot tolerate any foods or vitamins containing citric acid or citrates - if she does have even a trace amount her symptoms increase dramatically. She also experiences mouth-itching and throat swelling, as well as a multitude of digestive tract difficulties. At times she cannot concentrate - my daughter is a national merit commended scholar who received multiple unsolicited full college scholarships and solicitations to apply fee-waived to almost every top pretigious university in the USA. My child was an active athlete who danced at a competitive level and practiced Pilates. She founded the first high school Best Buddies chapter in our state and is a passionate advocate and volunteer for disabled students. In contrast, now we are excited if she has the energy to walk at the park.  
 
 
 
We have sought help at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota amongst several other clinics. The only slightly abnormal test she has had was from an ischemic forearm test. We were told to bring her in if she had another dramatic episode to do a muscle biopsy.  
 
 
 
I wish my daughter had never had this shot, and I deeply resent the Nurse Practioner who pressured her to take it on the spot when she was in for a checkup. She told her even though she was not sexually active she could get raped, especally being a college student. My daughter has seen numerous specialists and has had extensive testing, and noone can link her symptoms to any underlying condition. All that is left to point to is the HPV vaccination. If you have access to healthcare and regular PAP testing, I would think very hard about having this vaccine. If I my daughter could turn back time she would not have had the HPV shot.  
 
 
 
One of our doctors is a former military flight surgeon who was assigned to the prestigious Blue Angels squadron. His practice as an osteopath leans towards a more hoslistic approach to health. He mainly sees patients who seek him out when they have unresolved health problems. This doctor told me he has several new patients struggling with a decline in health following this shot. One has missed a year of school due to frequent fainting (which never happened to her before this vaccine) and cannot drive due to the spells. My daughter had missed a year of school to try and recuperate from this. She has seen improvement with avoidance of citric acid and citrates, which is infinitely more difficult than you could imagine.  
 
 
 
If I had a younger daughter I would not allow her to have this shot. All I can say is check multiple independent resources, and think very seriously before allowing your child to have this vaccine.

posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM by Wright


My 14yr old daughter received the first shot on Friday. We were getting ready to leave the office about 5 minutes later and she said she got real dizzy, sick to her stomach and couldn't talk. She tapped me on the arm and when I looked at her, she was as white as a ghost. The nurse and I tried to get her back to the table to lie down and she didn't make it. We eased her to the floor. She was so pale, her lips were the same color as her skin and she went unresponsive. I thought she was goig to code. (I am a nurse who worked in ER) The nurse got smelling salts and my daughter came to. Then she vomited every where. It was 5 minutes before she got off the floor to the chair, and another 10 minutes before her color came back and she was able to stand up. Now she complains of stomach pains every night. The nurse told me she passed out because she was nervous about getting a shot. If that were true, there'd be people passing out everywhere after getting a shot. I never researched the shot before I let her get immunized. My doctor sent me a recommendation for it, and I thought the shot had been researched, and safe. I will not let her get the 2 boosters. I feel sick that I let her get the first one, and stupid because I am a nurse. (Even though I don't work in that area.) I just pray that she didn't have anymore complications and no long term effects.

posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM by Cathy


im a 15 year old student soon to be 16 in decemeber, my parents received a letter today about the HPV vaccine, my mother straight away said no she said that it has not been fully researched into the long term effects ! i was taken back a bit because mostly everyone in my year at school (year12)will be getting the vaccine. so i did a little research into this and it lead me onto this website which i think its brilliant to get an idea of the side effects! my mother said it is my decision as it is my body and it will be me who shall have to deal with the long term effects. i have decided against the vaccine after visiting this website because back in my mothers day no-one got this vaccine and they turned out pretty well and beared many children. if i did get the vaccine i would be pretty worried about the future because its more than likely i will start a family of my own and i dont want to harm my future children. if anyone has anymore information for me it would be muchly appreciated :D

posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 at 12:58 PM by jess


My daughter had all shots, unfortunately, and has struggled with symptoms that resemble TSS at times following her menstral cycle and also seems to be struggling with some kind of emotional inbalance that may have been excacerbated by this vaccine.

posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 9:39 AM by MJ


To get your daughter to feel better. - We have struggled with my daughter's symptoms from the Gardisil vaccination for 2 1/2 year. We have finally learned that she was suffering from Systemic Candidias - an overabundance of yeast in the body resulting from the Gardisils shot changing up her hormones and creating the imbalance and allowing yeasts to grow. She has suffered enormous menstrual problems and chronic fatigue, etc. We have been to tons of doctors. Google Systemic Candidias and start treating for this right away. Its all natural process - NO medications. It involves a colon cleanse, good Candida probiotic, glueten free diet. We have been to every doctor and no one has addressed this. She had all the symptoms everyone is talking about. She did go through a 4 week period of bad headaches and neckaches and this is actually symptoms you will experience from the yeast detox. My daughter is actually starting to feel better - after 2 1/2 years. She also started a chiropractor / homeopathy accupressure - this is a must also. Get on some good supplements then - things that contain plant foods - Vitamin C is very important - not cheap stuff from Walmart - get this stuff from a health store. Systemic Candidias acts like you have some mysterious disease and doctors don't suspect it. If you are deserate you can e-mail me at mweninger@nd.gov. But, this has started to make her feel better but still do not know the long term effects after this or if some other issue is going to crop up. Also, to mention that these symptoms act like an auto immune disease but before going on any meds I would try this. My daughter fit the bill for autoimmune but have avoided meds thus far. Her rhuematologist thankfully used to practice natural medicine so he was very open to trying these other options first.

posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 9:57 AM by Some Relief at last


My 16 yr old daughter was also injured by Gardasil. She had 2 of the 3 injections (Jan 9th and March 9th, 2009). Before Gardasil, she was a happy, healthy and vibrant teenager. Since Gardasil she is sick every day of her life. She has dizziness, overall weakness, numbness and tingling in both legs and left arm, back pain, neck pain, pressure headaches, vision problems, breathing problems, chest pains, racing heartbeats, brain fog, stomach problems, nausea, diarhea, weight loss, hair loss, jerking all over spells...the list goes on and on.  
 
 
 
She was an A/B student but failed her 10th grade year because she was too sick to retain what she was trying to learn (brain fog). She no longer has the energy to go off with her friends. Most days she lays in bed, in pain.  
 
This just doesnt happen to a healthy teenager!! And it just doesnt happen to THOUSANDS of other girls with no connection except they all had the Gardasil vaccine.  
 
 
 
It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.  
 
 
 
Please educate yourself as much as you can before you allow a doctor to push this unproven and unsafe vaccine on your daughter! The guilt is overwhelming from a mothers' standpoint! I thought I was doing something to protect my daughter. Instead, I allowed the doctor to inject poison into my child and take away her life!  
 
 
 
I am a member of a yahoo group that is FULL of moms of injured Gardasil girls. We have been fighting to try and get this vaccine removed from the market but it is an uphill battle. Fighting the Big Pharms is a full time job! And now they have approved Gardasil for use in boys. Theres no telling what these boys will have to suffer through! 
 
 
 
Merck is out for the big bucks thats for sure! 
 
 
 
Please show us ONE document that proves that Gardasil prevents cervical 
 
cancer!  
 
 
 
Merck only did 'clinical trials' for 5 years. They also did not 
 
complete their clinical trials on girls ages 9-15. They ALSO used 
 
reactive aluminum (we dont know how much) in their placebo's which made 
 
the numbers of reactions to be false.  
 
 
 
Reactive aluminum is considered toxic at 1 microgram. Each Gardasil 
 
shot has 225 micrograms (all 3 shots equal 675 micrograms!). 
 
 
 
Along with the other toxic chemicals in Gardasil: 
 
 
 
Each 0.5-mL dose of the vaccine contains approximately 225 mcg of 
 
aluminum (as Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate adjuvant), 9.56 
 
mg of sodium chloride, 0.78 mg of L-histidine, 50 mcg of polysorbate 80, 
 
35 mcg of sodium borate, < 7 mcg yeast protein/dose. 
 
 
 
 
 
Do some research into those chemicals and see what you find. None of 
 
those chemicals need to be injected into anyone! 
 
 
 
Under the ruse of attempting to eradicate cervical cancer, Merck is 
 
actually engaged in the first large scale, real world deployment and 
 
testing of genetically modified DNA, genetically engineered proteins and 
 
genetics produced by the combining of genetic material from more than 
 
one origin or species in a vaccine. 
 
 
 
The wide spread promotion and attempts to mandate the use of this drug 
 
in the United States is clearly not predicated on preventing deaths from 
 
cervical cancer as the drug has only been approved in the U.S. for use 
 
in girls 9-26, ages when deaths from cervical cancer happen rarely, if 
 
ever. Cervical cancer has been steadily decreasing in the U.S. since 
 
1955. 
 
 
 
The American Cancer Society states: 
 
 
 
"Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death 
 
for American women. The cervical cancer death rate declined by 74% 
 
between 1955 and 1992. The main reason for this change is the increased 
 
use of the Pap test. This screening procedure can find changes in the 
 
cervix before cancer develops. It can also find early cervical cancer in 
 
its most curable stage. The death rate from cervical cancer continues to 
 
decline by nearly 4% a year. Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife. 
 
Most cases are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in 
 
women younger than 20. Almost 20 percent of women are diagnosed with 
 
cervical cancer when they are over 65." 
 
 
 
According to a 2001 presentation by Elizabeth R. Unger Ph.D., M.D., then 
 
Acting Chief, Papillomavirus Section of the U.S. Centers for Disease 
 
Control and Prevention (CDCP): 
 
*HPV infection is very prevalent in the population 
 
*OVERALL 75% of population exposed 
 
*Genital HPV is acquired around the time of sexual debut 
 
*Consistent epidemiologic association of HPV with cervical cancer 
 
precursor lesions 
 
*Plausible biologic mechanisms for HPV oncogenesis (cells becoming 
 
cancerous) 
 
*HPV oncogenesis is a rare event with long interval between infection 
 
and cancer 
 
*Infection alone is insufficient to cause cancer 
 
*Additional factors required for neoplasia (abnormal proliferation of 
 
cells) 
 
 
 
Paraphrasing, more than 75% of the population is exposed to HPV. HPV 
 
exposure typically occurs when a woman becomes sexually active. There is 
 
an association between HPV and cervical cancer. HPV causing cervical 
 
cancer is plausible, yet it alone does not cause cervical cancer. 
 
Cervical cancer is a rare event and there is a "long interval" between 
 
infection and development of cervical cancer. 
 
 
 
Now follow closely. Cervical cancer typically develops in mid life 
 
(around 48 years old) even though HPV exposure typically occurs at 
 
sexual debut. This new vaccine is purported to protect against a disease 
 
that occurs, if ever, 20 to 35 years after HPV infection. Yet the 
 
duration of protection from the vaccine is unknown. 
 
 
 
According to the FDA Gardasil approval announcement: "For most women, 
 
the body`s own defense system will clear the virus and infected women do 
 
not develop related health problems. However, some HPV types can cause 
 
abnormal cells on the lining of the cervix that years later (emphasis 
 
added) can turn into cancer." 
 
 
 
The clinical trials on this vaccine only lasted 5 years. It is 
 
chronologically impossible to have determined efficacy in preventing 
 
cervical cancer as a result of administration of this vaccine in the 
 
study population. Speculation as to whether the protection against HPV 
 
offered by this vaccine lasts beyond the five years of studies conducted 
 
to date is just that, speculation. 
 
 
 
By the FDA`s own statement: "For most women, the body`s own defense 
 
system will clear the virus". Combined with the frequent Pap tests of 
 
study participants who were participating in a study of sexually 
 
transmitted disease, it is fair to say that the 20,541 sixteen to 
 
twenty-six year old participants in the clinical trials were far from a 
 
random representation of the average female`s risk for contracting HPV 
 
or developing cervical cancer. 
 
 
 
The studies on nine to fifteen year old girls included far fewer 
 
participants and were halted prior to completion. 
 
 
 
Speculation as to whether or not girls vaccinated with Gardasil will 
 
experience a lower rate of cervical cancer 10 to 30 years from now is 
 
also merely conjecture. As such, there is currently no official schedule 
 
on required booster doses of the drug. 
 
 
 
In the FDA`s approval announcement, they state: "While the study period 
 
was not long enough for cervical cancer to develop, the prevention of 
 
these cervical precancerous lesions is believed highly likely to result 
 
in the prevention of those cancers." 
 
 
 
Believed highly likely? 
 
 
 
Is the role of the FDA to ensure that a drug has been proven to be a 
 
safe and effective or have we reduced the burden down to "likely to 
 
convey some benefit, maybe, sometime down the road"? 
 
 
 
In addition, according to the FDA announcement of Gardasil`s approval , 
 
somehow the association and plausible mechanism between HPV and cervical 
 
cancer with the crystal clear statement that HPV "infection alone is 
 
insufficient to cause cancer" stated in the 2001 CDCP presentation 
 
magically morphed into "HPV is the cause of 70% of all cervical cancer". 
 
 
 
Promoting a new, unproven, vaccine to an entire generation of young 
 
girls as a cancer vaccine, without adequate long-term safety or efficacy 
 
testing is unethical and in this author`s opinion immoral. 
 
 
 
But wait, there is much more. 
 
 
 
This is a whole new type of vaccine called a virus-like particle (VLP) 
 
vaccine. Anti-viral vaccines have traditionally been prepared by using 
 
attenuated, or weakened, forms of the infectious virus. This type of 
 
vaccine involves complications in manufacturing. 
 
 
 
These brand new virus-like particle (VLP) based vaccines including 
 
Merck`s Gardasil and GSK`s Cervarix are the first ever FDA approved VLP 
 
vaccines. No long term studies or studies on populations larger than the 
 
Gardasil clinical trial (20,541 women for up to 5 years) have ever been 
 
conducted on VLP technology or the specific inter-species genetic mixing 
 
this technology represents. 
 
 
 
According to National Institute of Health (NIH) documents: 
 
 
 
"The underlying technology for the vaccine originated in the 
 
laboratories of Drs. John Schiller and Douglas Lowy of the NIH National 
 
Cancer Institute. Drs. Schiller and Lowy commenced their research on the 
 
molecular biology of HPV nearly 20 years ago. Among their numerous 
 
findings, they discovered that the major outer coat protein of the HPV 
 
virus, called L1, could self assemble into non-infectious virus-like 
 
particles (VLPs) that closely resemble the native outer shell of the 
 
actual virus. 
 
 
 
The principle behind the vaccine is that exposure to VLPs triggers the 
 
immune system to produce protective antibodies. If an individual is 
 
exposed to HPV after receiving the vaccine, the immune system already 
 
contains the antibodies necessary to prevent virus infection. The 
 
antibodies primarily function by preventing the virus from binding to 
 
the cell which is necessary in order for the virus to reproduce and 
 
thrive. 
 
 
 
The catch is that for induction of HPV neutralizing antibodies the L1 
 
must be in the same conformation as in the intact virus. Unlike some 
 
other viral vaccines, inactivated virus produced in cultured cells was 
 
not a viable option because the viruses could not be produced in 
 
sufficient quantities in vitro. Also, the inactivated virions would 
 
still contain the viral oncogenes, which would preclude use in healthy 
 
young people, the primary target population. (In other words, the 
 
vaccine would produce cancer, not prevent it.) 
 
 
 
Schiller and Lowy demonstrated that large quantities of VLPs could be 
 
produced in insect cells (emphasis added) infected with L1 recombinant 
 
baculovirus (a genetically engineered protein grown in insect larvae). 
 
Critically, they also showed in animal models that the L1 VLPs were able 
 
to induce high titers of neutralizing antibodies, comparable to those 
 
induced by authentic virions. Furthermore, they and their colleagues 
 
demonstrated that L1 VLP vaccination could protect animals from 
 
experimental challenge with high dose virus of the corresponding animal 
 
papillomavirus (emphasis added) types and that human and animal 
 
papillomavirus (emphasis again added) L1 behaved similarly in the 
 
ability to assemble into VLP." 
 
 
 
While individual papilloma virus types tend to be highly adapted to 
 
replication in a single animal species, researchers have already 
 
identified inter-species transmission of papilloma virus in rabbits and 
 
cattle. The evolution of papilloma viruses is slow compared to many 
 
other virus types. It is believed that papilloma viruses generally 
 
co-evolve with a particular species of host over many years. 
 
 
 
The long term results of introducing into the human body genetically 
 
engineered, recombinant human, insect and animal DNA, along with human 
 
and animal strains of papillomavirus are unknown, untested and unproven, 
 
particularly when used as a vaccine, which effectively bypasses all of 
 
the body`s natural defenses against outside pathogens (skin, saliva, 
 
mucous, etc.) 
 
 
 
The current deaths and maiming of young girls used as guinea pigs to 
 
test this new technology may be just the beginning. No one can predict 
 
what adverse consequences this newest inter-species gene mixing 
 
technology may cause. Remember we are dealing with the reproductive 
 
systems of an entire generation of young woman. 
 
 
 
Furthermore, the two strains of HPV which the vaccine purportedly 
 
protects against account for only 70% of all cervical cancers, leaving 
 
at least 30% of these young girls with no protection against cervical 
 
cancer. To call this a cervical cancer vaccine is a tragic deception. 
 
 
 
In addition, many health care experts have publicly predicted that 
 
cervical cancer deaths will increase sharply, with routine Pap tests 
 
foregone under a false sense of security that Gardasil has made them 
 
immune to cervical cancer (and not just the two strains of alleged 
 
cancer causing HPV for which the vaccine claims efficacy). 
 
 
 
The fact that the vaccine is not effective in girls already exposed to 
 
the virus, yet parental supervision is mandated during the interview to 
 
determine if the recipient is sexually active, further undermines the 
 
ability to discern "qualified" candidates for this potentially 
 
dangerous, new, experimental, unproven, falsely promoted vaccine 
 
technology. Imagine a 16 year old girl who does not want to confess that 
 
she has been sexually active to a parent stating that she has not and 
 
then being administered this drug. According to a reported Merck 
 
document, if this young girl has previously been infected with HPV, she 
 
has just increased her risk of developing high grade pre-cancerous 
 
lesions of the cervix by 44.6%. 
 
 
 
It was reported to the FDA as early as October 30, 2006 by letter. Sin 
 
Hang Lee, M.D., a practicing pathologist wrote to Dr. Steven I. Gutman, 
 
Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety 
 
(OIVD), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA, 
 
enclosing the manuscript of a scientific report titled "Human 
 
Papillomavirus Genotyping by DNA Sequencing-The Gold Standard HPV Test 
 
for Patient Care," which was submitted to a professional journal to be 
 
considered for publication. The purpose of the letter was to inform the 
 
FDA that a more sensitive and more specific device is being introduced 
 
for detection of HPV in clinical samples and for preparation of 
 
materials for HPV genotyping and to request advice and guidance from the 
 
agency for making this device available to hospital laboratories at the 
 
point of care . With this letter and manuscript, the FDA was informed of 
 
the need for a new generation of HPV testing based on new information 
 
available because: 
 
 
 
1) A sensitive HPV detection device that can provide accurate genotyping 
 
information is needed for following patients with persistent infection 
 
that is now recognized to be the tumor promoter in cancer induction. 
 
 
 
2) A PCR-based HPV detection device with provision for accurate HPV 
 
genotyping is more urgently needed now because vaccination with Gardasil 
 
of the women who are already sero-positive and PCR-positive for 
 
vaccine-relevant genotypes of HPV has been found to increase the risk of 
 
developing high-grade precancerous lesions by 44.6%, according to an FDA 
 
VRBPAC Background Document: Gardasil HPV Quadrivalent Vaccine . May 18, 
 
2006 VRBPAC Meeting.www.fda.izov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/br... [14]. 
 
 
 
Page 10 of the attached document included this statement: 
 
 
 
The introduction of the type-specific Gardasil HPV vaccines among the 
 
sexually active women also requires genotype monitoring of the HPV 
 
infections before and after immunization to develop prevention strategy 
 
for the individual patients. Based on a `Background Document" submitted 
 
to the FDA by Merck & Co., Inc., injection of HPV vaccines into women 
 
who have concurrent vaccine-relevant HPV type infections may increase 
 
the risk, by 44 .6%, of developing high-grade precancerous lesions in 
 
the cervix. Therefore, it would be prudent to perform a sensitive HPV 
 
detection assay with accurate genotype determination on the patients to 
 
be vaccinated if prior HPV infection is suspected. 
 
 
 
Recombinant DNA, genetically engineered proteins, inter-species gene 
 
mixing, questionable new vaccine technology, lack of long term safety 
 
and efficacy data, questionable pre-qualifications procedures and now, 
 
an extremely high prevalence of reported adverse side effects up to and 
 
including miscarriage and death. 
 
 
 
This vaccine represents more than just bottom line profit for Merck. 
 
This is the first genetically modified drug unleashed across a broad 
 
swath of unsuspecting, formerly healthy Americans. 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, the target they chose for this grand genetic experiment 
 
is the entire female population of mothers to be for all future 
 
generations. Can we really afford to allow this fraud and deception to 
 
continue? 
 
 
 
My 16 year old daughter has been injured by Gardasil. She was a 
 
healthy, active teenage girl before Gardasil was pushed on us at a 
 
routine doctor visit. After receiving 2 of the 3 shots, my daughter has 
 
experienced severe overall weakness, numbness/tingling in both legs and 
 
left arm, chest pains, racing heart, pressure in head, vision problems, 
 
back pain, abdominal pain, nausea, diarhea, weight loss, dizziness, just 
 
to name a few. She has been in the ER twice, once by ambulance for 
 
stopping breathing 3 times. She's seen several doctors. She's had a CT 
 
scan done. All tests come back normal (which is typical with all of the 
 
injured 'gardasil girls'). Her blood panel showed high on 
 
immunoglobulin E (131H) and Anti-streptolysin O (208H) which the doctor 
 
'thought' was Rheumatic Fever. Another doctor has said he did not 
 
believe she had Rheumatic Fever. 
 
I would love for you to look at the other side of the fence and research 
 
this. There are thousands of girls that are coming down with strange 
 
illnesses, paralysis, gran mal seizures, etc. after receiving Gardasil. 
 
Alot of these girls were athletic and very involved in school. One girl 
 
that I know of was a varsity cheerleader. 
 
She was a perfectly healthy teenage girl before getting the Gardasil 
 
shots (just like my daughter had) and now she is fighting for her life! 
 
 
 
There are girls as young as age 9 that are breaking out with genital 
 
warts and severe cases of cervical cancer AFTER receiving Gardasil. 
 
 
 
We have Gardasil injured girls that are being interviewed by the media 
 
all over the United States. We are trying to get the word out (and our 
 
stories) to try and get someone to listen. 
 
It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that these perfectly 
 
healthy girls all of a sudden come down with all of these strange 
 
sicknesses (some that I cant even pronounce) after getting jabbed with 
 
Gardasil. All within days/weeks? Come on!!!! 
 
 
 
I'm telling you...once this all comes out in the open (and it WILL), and 
 
Gardasil is taken off the market, and major law suits pop up...maybe 
 
then you will wish you had researched this better! Just like Merck's 
 
'wonderful' Vioxx...what will it take? 100,000 dead/injured before 
 
someone takes notice? 
 
 
 
You can't get correct information from someone who's wallet has been 
 
lined with 'donations' and 'contributions' from Merck, thats for sure!!! 
 
 
 
DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!!!!!! 
 
 
 
Sources: 
 
 
 
What Are the Key Statistics About Cervical Cancer? via American Cancer 
 
Society website 
 
Human Papillomaviruses:Natural History and Virology, Elizabeth R. Unger 
 
Ph.D.,M.D. via FDA website 
 
NIH Technology Licensed to Merck for HPV Vaccine via NIH Office of 
 
Technology Transfer website 
 
FDA Press Release P06-77: FDA Licenses New Vaccine for Prevention of 
 
Cervical Cancer 
 
and Other Diseases in Females Caused by Human Papillomavirus 
 
Christensen ND (2005). "Cottontail rabbit papillomavirus (CRPV) model 
 
system to test antiviral and immunotherapeutic strategies". Antivir. 
 
Chem. Chemother. 16 (6): 355-62. PMID 16331841 
 
Calleja-Macias IE, Villa LL, Prado JC, et al (2005). "Worldwide genomic 
 
diversity of the high-risk human papillomavirus types 31, 35, 52, and 
 
58, four close relatives of human papillomavirus type 16". J. Virol. 
 
79(21):13630-40 doi:10.1128/JVI.79.21.13630-13640.2005. PMID 16227283 
 
RECLASSIFICATION PETITION FOR Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Nested 
 
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Detection via FDA website 
 
 
 
 
 

posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM by Teresa Allen


“ONE LESS” has been mentioned by one of the writers. Our family is also “ONE LESS”. Jessie had all three shots of Gardasil. After the second shot she and her mother notices the headaches, Muscle aches, and fatigue. Jessie was taken to the doctor that gave her the Gardasil. The doctor said it was just stress. Jessie was a cheerleader; a member of the National Honor Society, Played many sports and was practicing for softball, which was about to start.  
Jessie went with her mother on February 20, 2008 for the third shot of Gardasil. The next night she told her mother that the headache was back and went to bed. Her mother went to work early the next day and upon returning home from work found Jessie dead. She had been dead for several hours. The medical examiner said, “She was dead before she hit the floor”. Still he could find no cause for her death. 
Gardasil was typed into the computer and the nightmares that came up were shocking. We have been in contact with several families that have also lost their daughters to the vaccine that was to protect them. If we had only known that there were other side effects other than the few that were listed by Merck. Jessie would NEVER have received this wonder vaccine that is killing and maiming our girls.  
Since Jessie’s death we have been researching and cannot believe that the FDA and the CDC have not pulled this product off the market. There are so many unanswered questions. The GRAY ZONES of risk were mentioned. They are calling all of the deaths (48 plus) just in the U.S. that we know of, sheer coincidences. There have been 15,000 adverse reactions also reported just in the U.S. Statistics show that only 1%-10% is ever reported to VAERS, which is a very small percentage. Many families do not know to report the reactions or how to report them. It is not mandatory for doctors to report the adverse reactions so many doctors do not report them.  
Should I go on? YES!!! 
Gardasil trials by Merck brought many new medical conditions to many of the girls and women that were being used for the studies. This information is found on the FDA web site dated September 11, 2008. If you would like to look at it the information is on page 132 table 73 titled “New Medical Conditions.  
HPV is a virus that the body can fight off over a period of time. The virus COULD cause cervical cancer, NOT WOULD cause cancer. In the U.S. cervical cancer is on the decline with the Pap test and other forms of detection. We do not have an epidemic of cervical cancer so why is Merck pushing to have every girl vaccinated. YOU GUESSED IT!!!! The answer is MONEY. Merck lost a lot of money with the drug VIOX. This drug was also killing people and had to be removed from the market. This is why my family and many others are fighting so hard to remove gardasil from the market. We do not want other families to suffer the loss of a child or have a daughter that is unable to function a normal life because of something that was suppose to keep her safe. 
Please do not have your daughter vaccinated without researching Gardasil  
A grandmother who knows.  

posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 6:31 AM by Denise Melton


Check out this site ... it will give you a very good insight as to what the long-term effects will be ...  
 
http://lecafpolitiquedecamusdecaf.blogspot.com/2009/09/gardasil-and-how-it-has-affected-lives_14.html

posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM by R. Boyce


isn't it by law the testing of the safety of new drugs. before approved by FDA, their is rigorous study for evaluation, drugs kinetics, dynamics, actions and mechanisms,ect. 
 
1,2,3 after approving these tests their is a 4th. 
The FDA may withdraw approval of drug if new evidence indicates that a drug poses a significant HAZARD. 
 
as stated in the MERCK Manual of medical information the 1997 edition 
Robert Berkow MD editor and chief/cannot find him/ 
 
Is the new edition contradicting the last one.... 
acquired immunity does not support, and it did not go through all testing that is what makes it legal .The HPV Vaccine Gardasil.. 
 
VVIOX and history merck changing its song and dance of how they do business after 1999

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 3:08 PM by laevern


The FDA allowed Gardasil to be fast-tracked. 
 
 
 
And now that we have SO many girls/women coming down with all of basically the SAME symptoms/injuries, they keep saying that there's no association with the vaccine....I call Bull****!

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 7:53 PM by Teresa Allen


Hi, im 13 years old and im supposed to have my shots on october 20th 2009 and after reading these posts i donk know if i should go through with it, my mom says that its my decision but i dont think she wants me to get it either. Im scared that the long term effects will be negitive, any advice?

posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 10:18 PM by Amy


My 13 year old daughter was injured by Gardasil and completely disabled for the past year. Merck got it right when they used the slogan "One Less" for Gardasil. Because of Gardasil, my daughter was "One Less". She was "One Less Student", "One Less Active Child", "One Less in every aspect of her life". Take it from a mother who has spent the past year sitting by my child's bedside wondering if she would die in her sleep. INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE. DO NOT trust your doctor to make this decision. If you want to understand Merck's role in the medical community, investigate some of their former wonderdrugs such as VIOXX and then marvel at how many people died from it before it was pulled off the market. The CDC AND FDA need to do their job and get this off the market before more children are harmed. The public is not aware of VAERS and the #'s are grossly understated. I have had to tell my child's doctors about VAERS and make them file reports or she would not be one of the current statistics in VAERS. Even then, her information has not been entered correctly so I know that VAERS is not what it should be. Please do not let this happen to your child. There is NO WAY that I will get my son this vaccine.

posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 at 5:01 AM by Rosemary Mathis


Long-term side effects ... sterility and possibly death ... My daughter had the vaccine which resulted in pneumonia, migraines, hair loss, dehydration, and menopausal symptoms. She has been detoxing on a diet of natural foods - no gluten/no dairy/no sugar/ distilled or SMART water (because of the electrolytes), vitamins B12 (sublingual), B complex, D, and C ... she has recently introduced more vitamins. Please join our group at Truth_About_Gardasil@yahoogroups.com for more information. God bless each of you.

posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 at 10:12 AM by R. Boyce


Mothers & girl's out there please dont get the Gardasil shot's! Im speaking from experiance.... I got my first shot in March & i never went back for the rest. I am a new mom & how I felt after the first shot made me regret getting it. After I got it i started feeling dazed & confused after that i had non stop headache's it got even worse i would be dizzy ALL the time.... So for the sake of my health & my priority as a mother i would NEVER go back for the other shot's! Till this day Oct.10,2009 I feel just a little bit better i guess that shot's wearing off! So please do your research on this shot! Godbless you all!

posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 5:21 AM by karina


Capitalism 
 
When will we learn,that whenever a big company has a plan to make money they will go to any extreme to make a profit.Why put out a so called preventive cure for cervical cancer,when you don't have the answer to long term effects,or all possible side effects? Why in the world would a 9 year old need a shot like that in the first place.What kind of messege are you sending? Naturally companies like Merck will justify why it's ok to take the shot.How many of them or there family members have taken the shot? Guiena pigs cost a dime a dozen,so the FDA and the big pharmacy companies use our young females as sacrificial lambs.Look at history,have they really come up with a cure without long term effects on anything? I've informed my daughters and grandaughters not to take the shot and read up on long term effects and short term effects.Hold on fellas,we might be next on the extermination list.

posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:11 AM by bobby


update my daughter had seizures and faints since her hpv jab has now had appentix removed any ad.vice on what might happen in future uk not reporting any cases at all mum at breaking point as where to turn.or what to test for us seems to know more than us.mums cannot get any advice apart from mums in usa please tell all

posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 7:21 PM by tracey


Tracey, Please send me an email at mstyrayn@yahoo.com 
 
I will do everything I can to help you. I am a member of a big yahoo group 'lets talk about gardasil' and also am onwww.injuryboard.com/Teresa-Allen 
 
 
 
 
 
We have learned some things that are helping our girls. Please contact me! 
 
 
 

posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 10:53 PM by Teresa Allen


I'm just saying....I don't like the fact that this vaccine hasn't been studied as much as it should be because I am a minor so I did't get to decide whether or not to take it. And then what if it has bad side effects in the future. I think that girls don't need the shot if they are raised right. Then they should have morals not to go and do what causes it. I just really think they should have done a long term testing before releasing it to everyone...

posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at 8:22 PM by Beth


My wife received one shot of HPV vaccine. After that she has developed genital herpes out of nowhere (I didnt have it, neither I was a carrier). In addition to that she started to have a bad eczema, her skin was coming right off. We are both unsure if it is caused by vaccination... If someone knows please let us know.

posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:19 PM by oleg


We can never really know for sure but in my opinion it was most likely caused by the vaccine. Read as much as you can about Gardsil. Definately not enough testing and we don't know the long term effects. If you are in a monogamous relationship the likelyhood of your wife getting an STD that would be the cause of this cancer is not likely....I would be more worried about the chances of bad effects. I don't claim to be an expert, but from what I have read and the billions of dollsars MERK is making on the backs of young girls is distgusting.

posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 6:43 PM by Cat4


Gardasil The HPV Vaccine  
 
Not enough testing/ PROTOCOL 
 
 
 
For CDC and for FDA 
 
 
 
FOLLOW PROTOCOL  
 
they do not 
 
make a decicion to not follow protocol and so "then they feel like making a vaccine legal" 
 
/Terrorist crime unseen

posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 12:26 PM by laevern


Please view  
 
www.truthaboutgardisil.org

posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM by Nancy Givens


Sorry - spelled wrong 
 
please view 
 
www.truthaboutgardasil.org

posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM by Nancy Givens


I get really concerned when I read sites like this. WE have a cure for cervical cancer and genital warts...you'd think people would be dancing in the streets. This is not unlike the reaction Louis Pasteur recieved. The general public balked his findings and thought there was some kind of conspiracy...I would be very careful about influencing the fearful with a discussion like this and no researchers or health care professionals available to balance the discussion.

posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM by Nursewilltravel


Sorry you disagree. You should be thrilled that we live in a country where people can discuss their different opinions. You can believe anything you want about this drug. It is not a "cure" for cervical cancer. It is a cure for only certain types of cervical cancer that are associated with certain STD's. The problem most people have with this is that there has not been enough testing and we don't don't know the long term effects. We know the short term effects and they in some cases are horrible. It is a "money making" drug that is geared to a segment of our society that has a higher risk of getting an STD. No drug company or Doctor should insist that our children should be given this drug assuming that they will sleep around, especially since there was minimal testing both short term and long term. It's all about the money. This is not a cure for cervical cancer and I there are other ways to avoid getting genital warts.

posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM by cat4


Please visitwww.truthaboutgardasil.org. The problems from this vaccine are horrible and real as my daughter has suffered also.

posted on Monday, March 01, 2010 at 8:31 AM by Kathryn Boch


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