Gardasil Vaccines Continued
Since the Gardasil vaccine was introduced I have had several people contact me to report ill health since the jabs. Here are a collection of reports.
Jenny Has Now Died But We Leave Her Case On Here So That People Who Don't Know Her Case Can Read About It
URGENT APPEAL FOR MEDICAL GUIDANCE ON PERPLEXING NEUROLOGICAL CASE OF JENNY
Unusually Rapid decline from apparent lower motor neuron disease in a 14 year old girl (Inset followed HPV vaccine in March 2007). Jenny is now Quadriplegic-- and in danger of further decline.
For access to detailed medical records, please request access code from JenTet.com Administrator ý[firstname.lastname@example.org]ý and correspondence on diagnostic and treatment ideas to email@example.com
Many world-class MDs have been consulted and many treatments tried
Immunoglobulin, prednisone (oral and pulse), plasma pheresis, and Cytoxan, have been tried based on the assumption of an autoimmune process, with no apparent effect.
A mitochondrial cocktail has been tried based on the assumption of a mitochondrial disorder.
Lithium and Rilutek have been tried based on the assumption of a neurodegenerative disease.
Jenny may have had certain pre-existing autoimmune and/or genetic vulnerabilities that rendered her susceptible to a catastrophic reaction to the HPV vaccine. These include an autoimmune skin disease (pityriasis lichenoides), a maternal grandmother who died of progressive supranuclear policy, and a maternal cousin with severe autism/seizures. Jenny also has only a single copy of the SMN-2 gene (but otherwise does not satisfy the preconditions for SMA).
If you are a doctor or alternative health care provider and you think you can help, please email the address in the above paragraphs.
Update on Jenny
Good news first: Jenny is home from the hospital and seems to be stable for the moment.
Bad news: Jenny is even weaker than before, and no longer is able to use her left hand in a meaningful way. This is especially disappointing because she just received a new, more powerful motorized wheelchair with controls that had been tailored for her to use with her left hand. It looks as if those controls will need to be reconfigured so that someone else can “drive” the chair for her from behind.
But, although her body seems to get weaker each day, Jenny’s spirit remains strong – stronger than any of us can comprehend, as is clear from a conversation she had with her father on Sunday. In his words:
"[Jenny] awed me with her compassion today: she could see I was close to crying and she told me to come over and hug her – and she then looked me right in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: 'don't worry – it will soon be all over.' I felt simultaneously struck with grief but also proud of her courage. I will remember that moment until the day I die (indeed, especially on the day I die)."
"I burst into tears and declared we were doing all we could to stop the disease – she smiled knowingly and said: 'let's just try to have some fun.'
We all hope that Jenny is wrong in predicting “it will soon be all over,” but we fear that she is all too accurate. That is why we (her family and friends) have embarked on a crusade to fulfill her wish to just have some fun. Keep watching this blog site for upcoming stories on “fun with Jenny”!
Our new focus on fun doesn’t mean we’ve stopped doing all we can to cure Jenny’s illness – an effort that includes, most importantly, continuing to search for other cases that might be comparable to Jenny’s. Please read the sidebar in blue (“Am I a Comparable?”) and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of anyone who might fit the description. And, get the word out to any doctors you know who might have come across cases like Jenny’s in their practice. Finding comparables – fast – could hold the clue to saving this brave girl’s life. email@example.com
Christina Richelle Tarsell
Hi. My name is Christina Richelle Tarsell, but people call me Chris. I celebrated my 21st birthday in November 2007. I did not live to see my 22nd. Suddenly, unexpectedly, and inexplicably, I died in bed in June. After an extensive autopsy, the cause of death is still a mystery. My family wants to know what happened to me. My family has concerns about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, which I had received only days before my death. They are researching the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for accounts of such deaths. Can you help us find answers?
My family wants to talk with your family if you have experienced the loss of a daughter following vaccinations with Gardasil. Currently there are more than twenty-six such VAERS reports, and the number of unexplained deaths is growing. Families of these girls are isolated and information available on VAERS may be inaccurate, insufficient or both.
We hope through this website that we are able to identify and communicate with each other. By networking and collaborating, it is our intent to share information which could be analyzed by appropriate professionals to find answers to our questions. This could be an invaluable endeavor of great personal and public importance. Please email your replies to:
Amber Kaufmann was aged only 16 years old when she died.
She died in April 2008 just 3 days after her second Gardasil shot.
She had a seizure right after the vaccine and stopped breathing. She was put on life-support but taken off the ventilator 3 days later. Her death was listed as a cardiac problem of unknown origin despite it occuring straight after vaccination. Her mother Terri Collins believes that Gardasil killed her daughter.
Ashleigh Cave - UK Girl Paralysed By Cervarix HPV Vaccine
This is a similar case to that of Jenny
MY 12-year-old daughter Ashleigh was featured in the ECHO (Dec 4), after suffering an "unknown illness" which has left her paralysed,
very soon after having her first HPV vaccine injection.
Sheer desperation led me to search the internet to see if this drastic reaction has happened before.
We, her family, have been absolutely gobsmacked by the volume and severity of officially reported reactions, recorded in the US and others, where the programme has been running around 12-18 months,longer than here in the UK.
Here the programme started only in August, Ashleigh had her injection on October 15, and we wonder if she is the only young lady to have had a reaction.
We would be very grateful if readers would share their experiences regarding the vaccine with us, as all searches refer to the US.
We only wish to raise awareness of the possible side effects.
Cheryl and Ashleigh Cave, Old Roan
To date these are the adverse reactions of Cervarix:
Total number of reports received 623
Total number of suspected reactions 1416
Estimated number of doses administered unavailable to date.
Source - MHRA Cervarix Safety Analysis Dec 4th 2008.
Megan Hild, aged 20, died shortly after recieving a gardasil vaccination. She had been studying a degree in radiology at college and was healthy with no previous disorders.
Her mother wrote:
'On her death certificate it will read, Cause of death unknown. She's my daughter and I loved her!!!! I will never see her graduate college. I will never see her wear a wedding dress and hold her babies in her arms.'
Erin Brockovich Is Doing A Class Action Lawsuit Against Gardasil
If you are in the USA and you or a loved one has had Gardasil vaccine and suffered damage and you wish to sue, you can join Erin's lawsuit:
If you are interested in speaking to an attorney about your side effects and
be part of a class action lawsuit, please send an email to Erin Brockovich.
Her email address is Erin@brockovich.com
Please put Gardasil Lawsuit in the subject line so it gets her attention.
Here is the information that Erin needs:
*How many Gardasil Shots were given?
*Were they given with other shots? Which ones?
*Did shot trigger a side effect or symptom? Please list
*Did shot trigger any confirmed auto immune issues or other illnesses?
*Hospitalizations? Date(s) and main complaint
*Have you reported this to VAERS?
*Are you currently seeking legal counsel for this matter? If not
would you like to?
Update On Ashleigh Cave - UK Girl Paralysed By Cervarix
Unfortunately Ashleigh is now seriously ill.
She has now developed flu like symptoms, she has a high temperature that is peaking at 39.6 (103 F), her heart rate has increased and has been as high as 160 beats per minute. Her breathing at times has appeared labored and she has needed to use a nebulizer . For the last two days she has been coughing up blood. She has been on various different medications but without any real improvement.
These are serious life threatening events and very little it seems is being done to help Ashleigh. Her mother is desperately worried.
She has been coughing up blood and the nurses dismissed it as normal. A 12 year old paralysed, on morphine with breathing difficulties and coughing up blood is not normal. Medical professionals still assert that Ashleigh is making it up because she was being bullied at school.
They refuse to acknowledge that her symptoms started within 30 minutes of her Cervarix vaccine and they are hostile towards her mother if she brings this up.
In fact, any further newspaper coverage of her case has been BANNED since the initial articles, probably to protect vaccine interests.
Reported by journalist Christina England, who is in touch with the Cave family.
If you would like to send Ashleigh a get well card or letter of support, please write to her at:
Alder Hey Hospital
Ashley Ryburn - Paralysed By Gardasil Vaccine
Suddenly, Ashley Ryburn was sick all the time, and her mother didn't understand why.
Ashley, 16, played four sports, danced in her high school's show choir and earned top grades without even trying.
But now, Ashley was exhausted all the time. She was nauseated. She passed out at show choir and blacked out at school.
And then one day Ashley's legs went numb. She couldn't walk.
"You see somebody touch your legs and you can't feel it," Ashley recalled. "That's the scariest thing in the world."
For a year this has gone on: four episodes of temporary paralysis. Back spasms so painful Ashley would tell her mom "bye" and stop breathing. Hospitalizations. More 911 calls than Ashley can count. Trip after trip to doctors who couldn't seem to find anything wrong.
"I've heard so many times I'm crazy, I'm bulimic, I'm on drugs," Ashley said. "It's not your first thought that it's a vaccine."
A vaccine? Lisa Holtman is convinced that's what turned her perfectly healthy daughter into a chronically ill teenager.
In August and October 2007, Ashley was given doses of Gardasil, a vaccine recommended for adolescent girls to prevent cervical cancer. Her first Gardasil shot was given in conjunction with a meningitis vaccine.
The combination is said to be safe - and is commonly administered - but Gardasil was never clinically tested with the meningitis vaccine.
Research from the National Vaccine Information Center indicates reactions to Gardasil increase when it is given with the meningitis shot. But Neal Halsey, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said general guidelines allow for two or three inactivated vaccines, such as the HPV and meningitis vaccines, to be given at the same time without expecting increased rates of adverse reactions.
The meningitis vaccine was not available when Gardasil began clinical testing, so the Food and Drug Administration agreed to test it post-licensure, Halsey said.
Results of those tests are expected to be released soon.
Source: Rocky Mountain News, 2 February 2009, by Judi Villa.
12 Year Old Brittney Bell, Paralysed After Gardasil Vaccine
Brittany is a twelve-year-old girl who doesn't like to sit still. She's played softball. She ran cross country. The plan was to stay on the team and get a college scholarship, but two months ago, those plans drastically changed.
"She was walking through my house and collapsed. She told me she couldn't feel her leg. We went right to the hospital," says Christina Bell, Brittany's mom.
Bell says there were no answers at first, but then she started to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Two weeks before her daughter's collapse, Brittany received her first injection of a vaccine called Gardasil.
"The doctor recommended we get the Gardasil shot and I'd been thinking about it because I've seen it on TV all the time," says Bell.
The list of complaints range from temporary blindness, blurry vision, convulsions, seizures and numbness in arms and legs that won't go away.
"If you know something is happening why do you let it continue?" asks Bob Giuliano, Brittany's grandfather.
Giuliano and his daughter want answers as to how they didn't know paralysis could be a possibility for Brittany.
"I am very angry," says Brittany's mom. Two months later and after hours of physical therapy, Brittany still has no feeling in her left leg.
Source: First Coast News,
By Jackelyn Barnard, 12th November 2007.
Gabby Swank - Seizures, Strokes And Heart Problems After Gardasil
Gabby Swank was a straight-A student and cheerleader.
But that was before she became very ill following the standard dose of three Gardasil vaccinations.
Gabby became more sick after each shot. Her symptoms progressed to seizures, strokes and heart problems. It was her neurologist who suspected Gardasil was to blame.
"I think there are too many people having serious long-term side-effects," said neurologist Dr. Dwight Lindholm.
If I'd have known, we never would have gotten the shot," said Emily Tarsell, whose daughter, Chris, died three weeks after her third Gardasil shot. She was one of the 29 fatalities reported in two years. "And she'd be here to hug."
Merck, the FDA and CDC question the value of the new analysis, say they continue to review the data, Gardasil remains safe and effective, and its benefits outweigh the risks.
Those who believe the vaccine hurt them aren't convinced. Gabby isn't cheering anymore and is too sick to even attend school.
"I struggle with guilt a lot, because I made the choice to get the shot for her," said Gabby's mom, Shannon Swank.
Source: CBS News, 6 February 2009.
Gabby Swank Dying Of Terminal Illness Caused By Gardasil
Gabi Swank, a 16-year-old from Wichita, Kansas, says she and other girls are dying from the side-effects of the drug. Once a cheerleader with a 4.0 grade point average, she is now homebound, suffering from seizures, migraines and even two small strokes.
Swank’s doctors diagnosed her with cerebral vasculatis, a terminal disease. And he blames Gardasil complications.
Now, Swank and her mother are on a mission.
“She looked at me with the most somber face and she said, ‘If I have to die to save other girls, then I am prepared to do that’,” said Gabi’s mother, Shannon Schrag.
“I want this drug off the market,” said Gabi.
Source: Kvue.com,15th February 2009.
The 2 Spanish Girls Who Were Hospitalized After Gardasil Are Now Back In Hospital After More Seizures
The 15 and 14 year old developed an adverse reaction to the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine
The families of the two girls from Valencia who have been admitted to the Clínico Hospital in the city after having an adverse reaction to the cervical cancer vaccine, have called for the intervention of the Health Minister, Bernat Soria, after both girls once again suffered convulsions on Wednesday afternoon.
The 15 year old was re-admitted to intensive care, only to be followed by the 14 year old just an hour and a half afterwards. The younger girl suffered convulsions for more than 90 minutes.
The regional health service has meanwhile restarted vaccination with the Gardasil product, but with a different lot number, but the parents are now advising others not to let their children be injected with Gardasil.
They say they feel ‘deeply defrauded’ by the health service after they had been told by doctors that they knew what was wrong. A statement calls on the Minister for Health to intervene personally, to ensure that adequate specialists are brought to Valencia, and they ask the local health authorities to recognise that similar cases have occurred elsewhere in the world.
Source: TypicallySpanish.com, 5th March 2009.
Jenny Tetlock Has Died. Our Thoughts Are With Her Family
Jenny Tetlock, who was paralysed after having a Gardasil vaccination, died on the 15 March 2009, aged 15 years.
Her parents wrote on their blog:
'Our beloved Jenny died yesterday afternoon, holding her parents' hands, surrounded by love. '
Amanda Steele first noticed a change in her daughter Carly last summer. The normally exuberant 13-year-old had lost all of her energy. Whereas normally she would have spent her days outside on the trampoline, she now found it difficult to leave the sofa. It was even a struggle to walk unaided to the bathroom.
The blackouts, when they came, were more worrying. Mother would find daughter out cold on the floor of their Stockport home. Every joint in Carly's body ached, and simple tasks such as washing her hair became impossible. Carly, on the brink of womanhood, suddenly seemed more like a toddler. It is six months now since she last attended school.
At first, the doctors blamed vertigo. Then came a diagnosis of the balance disorder Labyrinthitis. Next, ME was suggested. Amanda is not convinced any of these conditions are implicated. What she believes is that Carly's condition is related to the cervical cancer vaccine she received last year.
"The doctors all look at me like I am an idiot when I bring up the possibility of the jab having this effect on her, but she was a healthy, happy girl before she had it and now she isn't, and I simply can't believe that it has nothing to do with it."
Source: The Telegraph, by Bryony Gordon, 17 March 2009.
Samantha Hobbs, 15, still doesn't know exactly what is going on inside her body. After three rounds of the vaccine Gardasil she says she developed strange symptoms including nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain.
"I thought maybe she kept getting a stomach bug and it just wouldn't go away." Crystal Mapp says her daughter is suffering from the effects of Merck's Gardasil vaccine.
Doctors told Mapp, Samantha's Mom, the vaccine may have caused the symptoms but they couldn't prove it either way.
"On my bad days, I've had seizures. I can't eat anything, I am really weak." Samantha Hobbs said normal days include stomach aches and fatigue. She eats nothing but foods rich in protein and vegetables.
A classmate of Samantha's also suffered headaches, blackouts, and dangerous drops in blood pressure starting the week after the third and final Gardasil vaccine.
"In Baleigh's case, the third one put her under, and the Doctor said her body said 'I can't go through this again.'" Beckey Waldrop said about her Daughter Baleigh, "They would diagnose it and say that yes they believed it was Gardasil, but when you asked them what we could do about it they would say that she would have to live with the side affects until the Gardasil leaves her body."
Waldrop found a chat room for other mothers who suffered from the side effects of Gardasil.
"They had already figured out that traditional medicine was not a good answer, and that traditional doctors didn't know what to do." Waldrop said.
Source: Newswest9.com I can't find a date for it.
In the article “Concerns about Gardasil,” published April 22, the Kernel quoted Dr. Hatim Omar, who implied that teenagers faint at the sight of a needle, and a second doctor reported, “Concerns about side effects are largely overstated and the vaccine is extremely safe.” I am one of the 7,000 girls who experienced an adverse reaction to the Gardasil vaccine, and this reaction was not because I am afraid of needles.
I suffered a concussion last August after the first Gardasil injection in the series of three. After I received the injection, I felt fine and normal, but when I stood up to check out of the gynecologist’s office, I passed out and hit my head on a wall. I woke up in a different room, could not remember where I was, who I was, and had completely lost my short-term memory. I had gotten a new wallet and cell phone while on vacation, and had no idea where these came from. After I was told the ambulance was on the way, I lost consciousness again, and was in and out of consciousness for the next five hours. I have no recollection of what happened between the time I tried to check out of the doctor’s office and the time I left the hospital, except for the few minute snippets I described above. I spent the next two weeks in bed because I suffered from severe headaches and could not stand for more than a few hours at a time. During this time, I was unable to work, and was unable to prepare for the start of my college career, which began three weeks later.
I am a music major, and after my concussion was unable to play the oboe or practice for my audition, which took place three weeks later. I spent the majority of last semester struggling to catch up and also had difficulties playing until November. It has been nine months, and I can finally say I have returned to normal. I still don’t remember entirely what happened that day, and I don’t expect to ever know. However, what I do know is that I would never deem this vaccine “extremely safe.” Do the side effects occur in a limited number of people? Do the side effects disrupt a woman’s life if she is affected? Should people exercise caution with their decision to get this vaccine? The answer to all of the above is, ‘Yes.’
I urge both doctors and patients alike to consider the implications of this vaccine. Before doctors conclude this vaccine is “extremely safe,” and imply that teenagers overreact to the side effects, please consider those of us whose lives have been affected by this vaccine. Please take this into account in the future before you make a broad general statement and encourage more young women, and potentially men, to suffer like I did last summer.
Source: letter to the Kentucky Kernel, 22nd April 2009.
A child specialist has linked the controversial cervical cancer vaccine to a joint disorder that has left a 13-year-old girl unable to walk.
Rebecca Ramagge, who has had three doses of the drug in the past six months, suffers agonising joint pains, fatigue, nausea and sight problems.
Consultant paediatrician Majeed Jawad has linked her problems to the anti-cancer jab that is being given to girls from the age of 11. It is claimed it will give under-18s 70 per cent protection against the cancer by 2011.
Earlier this month the Sunday Express revealed that a group of teenagers are suing drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
They have suffered symptoms ranging from paralysis and seizures to fatigue, joint and muscle pain since being given the Cervarix vaccine.
Rebecca’s mother Clare Ramagge, 48, from Reigate, Surrey, said: “It is heartbreaking to see her like this because of a by-product which has spoilt her life.”
Source: The Sunday Express, 10 May 2009.
14th April 1988 - 12th October 2007
This previously healthy 19 year old with no pre-existing conditions died of RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS after Gardasil vaccination.
According to her parents:
'She was fit, happy and fun-loving. She never had any serious illnesses, have no lung disease, and she has never smoked.
There were also previously never problems with vaccinations.
She was at a concert a Spanish band, before midnight she was at a fast food restaurant, then drove with her flatmate home by taxi to Döbling. Two o’clock in the morning drank some tea.
Her girlfriend came by to check up on her the next day but Jasmine,according to her friend, “she must have died a few hours earlier in her sleep.”
Translated from German.
VAERS Reports Of Damage/Death From HPV Vaccines
19 year old vaccinated with HPV and flu vaccines, VAERS ID 297362, 19th November 2007
Symptoms: Blood pressure decreased Dizziness Dizziness Dysarthria Hypoaesthesia Hypokinesia Nausea Pallor Peripheral coldness Peripheral coldness Posture abnormal Visual disturbance
Minutes after receiving the HPV, Christine beacme pale and dizzy. She then felt like her head was on fire, vision went black,couldn't hold up her head, couldn't move her body, speech slurred, felt like fainting, head kept dropping, left arm "asleep" and fingers cold, nauseus, blood pressure drop.
4 Year Old BOY, Vaccinated In Error
VAERS ID 274432 , 3rd September 2007
Symptoms: Cellulitis Gait disturbance Inappropriate schedule of drug administration Injection site induration Shock Skin discolouration Swelling Wrong drug administered
Developed a severe cellulitis the day after injection given. Severe swelling and compromised circulation. Mobility effected - limping. Leg dusky colored unless elevated. Parent called physician for antibiotics, kept leg elevated (mother is RN). Leg continues with hard lumps felt at injeciton site.
16 Year Old With Seizures And Loss of Consciousness
VAERS ID 273267 , 1st March 2007
My daughter received 2 vaccines Tdap and HPV. The Tdap was injected in her right arm with no complaintsor event. Immediately after the Tdap injection she was injected with HPV vaccine in her left arm. She stated while the needle was still her arm that it hurt and she felt dizzy. As soon as she said she felt dizzy she passed out with her eyes closed. The nurse and I grap her to prevent her from falling off the exam table. Suddenly, she jerked back at the same time she jerked backwards her right arm jerked up over her head and her arm hit the window behind her then she became stiff and her whole body began to jerk. This appeared to me to look like she was having a seizure. The nusre also stated that she was having a seizure The nurse and I kept on calling her name and trying to stop her from banging into the window or to fall of the exam table. She came to in amount 30 seconds startled and wided eyed with her face pale and her lips white. The doctor came in after the entire event examined her said she was okay she laid down for about 15 mins and she was okay but still pale. Went home and my daughter slept for an hour.
THE DOCTOR DENIED A VACCINE REACTION, SAID SHE HAD NOT HAD A SEIZURE EVEN THOUGH THE NURSE WHO WITNESSED IT SAID SHE HAD. DOCTOR SAID PATIENT WAS JUST FRIGHTENED OF NEEDLES!!
11 Year Old Girl Died From Cardiac Arrest 3 Days After Gardasil Vaccine
VAERS ID 280163, 5th April 2007
Symptoms: Anaphylactic reaction Cardiac arrest Death
Information has been received from a nurse practitioner who heard from an emergency room (ER) nurse that an 11 year old female was vaccinated "within in the past month" in approximately May 2007 with a first dose of Gardasil. Subsequently, 3 days after vaccination the patient presented to an ER. She experienced cardiac arrest, required lung bypass (ECMO) and "may not have expired." It was also reported by the same nurse that the physician from the hospital said that "the death was due to an anaphylactic reaction to Gardasil." The anaphylactic reaction and cardiac arrest were considered to be life threatening by the reporter.
12 Year Old Died In Her Sleep 3 Weeks After Gardasil Vaccine
VAERS ID 297528, 6th October 2007
Information has been received from a physician's assistant concerning a 12 year old female with no reported medical history who on approximately 15-SEP-2007 was vaccinated with Gardasil. It was noted that this was not where the vaccine was administered, rather they were the patient's family physician. On 06-OCT-2007 the patient died in her sleep. No further information was provided. No lot number was given. Additional information has been requested.
20 Year Old Previously Healthy Woman With NO Medical History Died 4 Days After Gardasil Vaccine
VAERS ID 310262 , 5th April 2008
Information has been received from a physician concerning a 20 year old female with no medical history reported, who on 01-APR-2008 was vaccinated with a dose of Gardasil. On 05-APR-2008, the patient died four days after receiving Gardasil. The patient sought unspecified medical attention. An autopsy was performed which ruled out suicide and anything suspicious. The cause of death is currently unknown and they are performing toxicology tests to try to determine the cause. No product quality complaint was involved. The reportable physician considered death to be immediately life-threatening and disabling. Additional information has been requested.7/14/08-autopsy report received-COD:Undetermined. Died unexpectedly while working as a health aid. Postmortem examination reveals focal nodular hyperplasia in liver; this finding though significant, cannot accoutn for sudden death. There is no evidence of pregnancy. Toxicology analysis negative. Based on history, autopys, and toxicological examination, cause of death is undetermined.
15 Year Old Girl Died After Progessively Worse Reactions To All Three Gardasil Shots
VAERS ID 319810 , 20th September 2007
This girl fainted after the first vaccine. After the second vaccine she had convulsions, after the third vaccine she had a cardiac arrest and died. This is what happens when doctors ignore vaccine side-effects and continue to vaccinate in spite of reactions:
Information has been received from a certified medical assistant concerning a 14 year old female who was vaccinated with a first dose of GARDASIL and experienced syncope. She was taken to an emergency room and released. The patient was vaccinated with a second dose of GARDASIL (unspecified time). Subsequently, the patient experienced her first seizure (unspecified time) and was taken to the emergency room (no further details provided). The patient was vaccinated with a third dose of GARDASIL at 15 years old. Approximately 27-JUN-2008, two weeks after the third dose, the patient developed a complication. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance but passed away during the transport from an unknown cause. The physician has asked the mother for the autopsy report. The reporting medical assistant considered the syncope, seizure and "a complication" were considered to be immediately life-threatening and disabling. Additional information has been requested.
19 Year Old Previously Healthy Girl Died 10 Days After HPV and Other Vaccines
VAERS ID 334611, 26th November 2008
Patient, a previously healthy 19 year-old female college freshman died suddenly yesterday, approximately 10 days after receiving Gardasil & menningococcal vaccines. Vaccines were administered by a medical provider in her hometown while she was home for the Thanksgiving holiday, sometime around 11-28-08. She had a medical appointment pending for 12-8-08 (the day of her death) with the Student Health Service; medical clerk had entered "possible seizure" as the reason for making the appointment. Patient had no history of epilepsy. She complained of a headache and not feeling well in the 24 hours prior to her death. She went to bed at 10:30 PM on 12-7-08, in her dorm room with a roomate. She appeared to still be sleeping the next morning when her roomate left for class. Her body was discovered still in bed around 5 PM that day (12-8-08) with rigor mortis. No history of substance abuse, alcohol intake, or depression or other mental health issues. She was a happy, achieving student. This report is filed by a friend of patient's parents, who is a physician (board certified internal medicine & geriatrics). Report also filed online today with the FDA. Patient's mother can be reached at home for additional details. Memorial service & funeral 12-12-08 and 12-13-08. Only known past medical history requiring physician attention was facial acne.
20 Year Old Previously Healthy Woman Dies In The Shower After Gardasil
VAERS ID 337242 , 9th January 2009
My daughter had her 3rd GARDASIL vaccine in Sept. She was a very healthy young lady, she went to take a shower and died. Autopsy report states undermined death. There was no sign of trauma to the body to indicate a fall. She had pointed the shower head away from her and she got down on her knees and put her head on the edge of the tub and passed away. This has been a living nightmare for her family. She is not the only one to have had problems and death from this vaccine. Please I beg you to please take it off until it can be further tested. -not tested long enough to begin with- There will be others that will die if the cause is not found. 1/29/09-records received-COD-undetermined.
13 Year Old Girl Died of Blood Clot After Gardasil
VAERS ID 339771, 9th February 2009
Symptoms: Cardiac arrest Cardiac arrest Cardiomegaly Cough Pulmonary embolism Upper respiratory tract congestion White blood cell count increased
She developed a pulmonary embolism after having 3 rounds of vaccine GARDASIL. She was a healthy, active teenager. 2/23/09-autopsy report received immediate cause:Massive pulmonary embolism. Mild cardiomegaly. Last several days C/O cough and congestion. 3/9/09-ED records received for DOS 10/26/08-presented in full cardiac arrest after suffering a full and prolonged cardiac arrest, aystole. Expired.
13 Year Old Girl Paralysed From Chest Down After Gardasil, As Yet Not Recovered
VAERS ID 289027 , 24th August 2007
Symptoms: Myelitis transverse Neuromyelitis optica Paralysis
Initial and follow-up information has been received from a physician concerning an "otherwise healthy" 13 year old female who was vaccinated with her first and second doses of Gardasil. Subsequently the patient experienced what was thought to be transverse myelitis and was hospitalized. She experienced paralysis from the chest down, lesions of the optic nerve, and was diagnosed with "Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)". The patient was treated with high dose corticosteroids (unspecified) and did not respond. A course of Cytoxan was planned. Duration of hospitalization was not reported. At the time of the report the patient had not recovered.
18 Year Old Girl With Paralysis And Brain Damage Following Gardasil Vaccine
VAERS ID 301095, 2nd December 2007
Symptoms: Autoimmune disorder Brain damage Laboratory test Nervous system disorder Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging Paraesthesia Paralysis Spinal cord disorder
Information has been received from a consumer concerning her 18 year old daughter with no pertinent medical history who in December 2007, was vaccinated with a second dose of HPV rL1 6 11 16 18 VLP vaccine (yeast). Possible concomitant therapy included hormonal contraceptives (unspecified). In December 2007, one day after vaccination, the patient experienced tingling and paralysis in both of her feet. She was taken to the emergency department of a hospital and they did many different tests. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spinal cord tests and many other tests were performed, (results not reported). The physicians reported that she had an auto-immune response of her brain and spinal cord which had created lesions and had damaged her brain and spinal cord. The mother did not believe that her daughter had to stay overnight in the hospital. The patient was receiving care at home. The mother did not know if her daughter had any reaction following the first dose of HPV rL1 6 11 16 18 VLP vaccine (yeast). At the time of the report the patient had not recovered.
Previously Healthy 18 Year Old Girl Had Paralysis, Diabetes And Stroke After Gardasil And Other Vaccines
VAERS ID 339417 , 10th February 2009
Symptoms: Angiogram Angiogram abnormal Blood glucose increased CSF glucose increased CSF protein normal CSF white blood cell count increased Cerebellar infarction Cerebral haemorrhage Cerebrovascular accident Chills Computerised tomogram abnormal Cranial nerve paralysis Diabetes mellitus Diplopia Dysphagia Glycosylated haemoglobin increased Haematocrit decreased Haemoglobin decreased Headache Hemiplegia
Information has been received from a Certified Medical Assistant concerning an 18 year old female who on 22-AUG-2007 was vaccinated with a first dose of GARDASIL (lot #658222/0927U) intramuscularly. On 26-JUN-2008, the patient was vaccinated with a second dose of GARDASIL. The patient was started on an unspecified birth control pill sometime after receiving both doses but prior to having the stroke. On an unspecified date, the patient had stroke when attending school and then was hospitalized. The patient is currently taking COUMADIN. The patient called the reporter's office, but had not been seen yet. At the time of reporting, the patient was recovering from stroke. The patient's stroke was considered to be life-threatening. Additional information has been requested. 3/12/09 Received hospital medical records of 12/4-12/8/2008. FINAL DX: diabetes; right cerebellar infarct w/hemorrhagic conversion; right transverse sinus thrombosis; superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. Records reveal patient experienced HA, nausea, vomiting, fevers, chills & sweats x 4 days. Saw PCP, dx w/pyelonephritis & tx w/oral antibiotics. Symptoms persisted & developed nuchal rigidity & pain. Admitted directly for possible meningitis. LP done. Developed numbness, tingling, difficulty swallowing & double vision. Neuro, neurosurg consults done. Developed possible heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Transferred to higher level of care. 3/18/09 Received Rehab hospital medical records of 12/17-12/24/2008. FINAL DX: RUE hemiplegia; diplopia; cranial nerve VII palsy, left side; neuropathic pain; hyperglycemia.
These aren't all the VAERS reports, just a few I picked. There are too many to put all of them on here.
If you have been following me for some time now you would have noticed I have lost a lot of weight, been traveling and seeing lots of doctors lately and been super health conscious. Did you ever hear of the vaccine called Gardasil. You know the one you see commercials for on tv every five minutes and that is given out in schools. If I had gotten the third installment of that vaccine I would not be alive to tell you about it.
Back in September I was told I should get this Vaccine at my gyno. Me being the naive girl I was thought a shot that can prevent cervical cancer..that's genius sign me up. I agreed to taking this without doing any research. Within weeks of getting the first one I had no energy, no appetite, or motivation. I blamed it on working to much or not eating right. I got the second shot a few months later and within a few weeks I got down to 85 lbs. I could not eat or drink or walk to the bathroom on my own because I was too weak. I was so dizzy everything was always moving, my vision started to go out, I could not talk in complete sentences, my lungs weren't working correctly and My skin had turned a greenish grey. I was always shaking and my blood pressure was so high I was worried I was going to have a heart attack. Basically in every shape and form my body was shutting off. I needed people to help care for me 24/7 for weeks. I could not be alone because I couldn't do anything for myself.
I saw every specialist and doctor in the area. No one could figure out what was wrong with me. They kept finding large amounts of chemicals and metals in my body. Doctors thought it may be my dental fillings. I got two surgery's to remove all the metal with oxygen tanks. I started a metal detox program and was put on an all organic no wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no sugar and no soy diet. I was taking 76 supplements a day just to function since January, now I am only taking about 20 a day.
I was scheduled three separate times to get the third installment of the Gardasil vaccine. I was so sick I had to keep canceling the appointment. On the third time I was in Philly getting heart scans and blood work done and I still thought I was too sick to get a vaccine. Everyone told me to get it anyway, for some reason I knew I should not listen to anyone but my own intuition. I started doing some research on the vaccine and found over 13,000 very serious health issues reported just like mine, some worse. Keep in mind I didn't report mine because I had no idea what caused it. How many other girls are extremely ill and have no answers? They were all on metal and chemical detox diets as well as organic gluten, wheat, dairy and sugar free diets. I finally felt some type of closure to why I was so sick. I feel like this happened to me because I have a voice that is heard by thousands of young girls this vaccine is targeted to.
Some of the ingrdeients of this shot are listed below.
Gardasil vaccine ingredients include amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, (roach killer), and water for injection.
Polysorbate 80 injected into prepubescent rats caused a rapid growth of reproductive organs, but growth was abnormal and the rats were sterile, unable to have children. When used intravenously with vitamins it has been known to cause anaphylactic shock. According to the Polysorbate 80 MSDS, it may be a carcinogenic, (cause cancer), as well as a mutagenic, (birth defects).
Sodium Borate is a dangerous poison. Two of the medical uses of the past were for disinfecting wounds, until people started dying from repeated cleaning), and cleaning nursery's, (until too many babies started dying) Side effects of Roach killer, Sodium borate are vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, blisters, collapse, coma, convulsions, drowsiness, fever, lack of desire to do anything, low blood pressure, decreased urine output, sloughing of the skin, twitching of facial muscles, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
Gardasil contains 225 cmg of aluminum in each shot. There are 3 injections in each vaccine that is 675cmg of aluminum. Do you understand how toxic that is alone without all the other ingredients.
I am one of the lucky girls who got poisoned by this vaccines. Girls have died, become paralyzed, multiple seizures and fell into comas. I am still in recovery and feel within another six months I will be back to my normal self. I would never wish this on my worst enemy. If you have gotten this vaccine your body was probably strong enough to fight it off. I would still recommend detoxing the poison out of your system. If you got Gardasil and are having immune problems and have been very sick, I would think it is a good chance this may be what caused it.
I have met so many girls who this has happened too. The only doctors who have been able to help us are the eastern ones, the most disturbing part is no western doctor I have been too will admit this shot almost killed me. The pharmaceutical company's are so corrupt. I can guarantee you who ever worked on engineering this vaccine would never let there own children be injected with it. Its all about money and population control.
IF YOU LISTEN TO ANYTHING I EVER SAY PLEASE LET IT BE THIS. DO NOT GET THIS VACCINE. NO MATTER IF YOUR DOCTOR, FRIENDS OR FAMILY PRESSURE YOU. SAY NO AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. PLEASE. THIS VACCINE IS JUST A COCKTAIL OF POISON.
Source: Audrey Kitching blog (on buzznet), 2nd June 2009.
Watch This utube video of 23 year old Brittney speaking out about Gardasil after being paralysed from it for 2 years
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Girl Gets Encephalitis After Cervarix Vaccine - Is Now Being Fed Through A Tube
The mother of a 13-year-old Shropshire girl struck down by a mystery virus is concerned a cervical smear jab given to her daughter could be connected to her falling ill.
Paige Brennan, of Telford, remains poorly in hospital after she was struck down in March. She is being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where her mother, Margaret, said that her condition had improved slightly.
The Thomas Telford School pupil fell ill with encephalitis, a rare brain virus, and NMDA, where her antibodies started attacking her brain.
She was “perfectly normal” until she came home from school with a headache. Within hours she was having seizures and ended up in intensive care, said her mother.
Mrs Brennan, of The Rock, said: “She is slightly better but is still quite poorly. She might be there for Christmas. They said it would be a long time.
“We are still playing a waiting game to see how she comes out of it. She is going in the right direction.”
She added: “I think it was the cervical smear injection. She had that a week before. It’s proving it.”
She said Paige was now out of the critical stage but was still up and down with the teenager sometimes being able to stand up and sometimes not.
Mrs Brennan said Paige, who is being fed through a tube, would now look at them when they spoke whereas before she did not.
Source: The Shropshire Star, 12 August 2009.
VAN UK'S Comment: Why would encephalitis be a 'mystery'? It is a recognised side-effect of vaccination, even by medical professionals.
The vaccine company Merck, say:
Encephalitis can occur as a secondary immunologic complication of certain viral infections or vaccinations. Inflammatory demyelination of the brain and spinal cord can occur 1 to 3 wk later (as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis); the immune system attacks one or more CNS antigens that resemble proteins of the infectious agent. The most common causes used to be measles, rubella, chickenpox, and mumps, smallpox vaccine; and live-virus vaccines (eg, the older rabies vaccines prepared from sheep or goat brain)'
So even the vaccine manufacturer's know that vaccines cause encephalitis - hardly a 'mystery'!
Question The Doctor And Risk Losing Your Child
"Cases are emerging across the UK: The mother of a 13-year-old girl who became partly paralysed after being given a cervical cancer vaccination says social workers have told her the child may be removed if she (the mother) continues to link her condition with the vaccination. ... In the first of those cases, Ashleigh Cave, 13, from Liverpool, began experiencing severe headaches and dizziness half an hour after being inoculated last October with Cervarix, which guards against girls contracting the human papilloma virus. The schoolgirl was soon collapsing repeatedly; she lost the use of her legs and was admitted to Alder Hey children’s hospital. Nearly 11 months later she is still in hospital and is unable to stand or walk unaided. Her mother, Cheryl, has now been told that doctors believe her condition must be psychosomatic. 'The hospital brought in social workers from the local authority who have told me they are considering putting Ashleigh on an at-risk register,' Cheryl Cave said. She is convinced her daughter’s paralysis was caused by the vaccination. Cave said that a social worker from Sefton council said she suspected her of having Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy or factitious illness syndrome — controversial conditions in which mothers are said to attribute illnesses falsely to their children in order to gain attention. Cave said: 'The social worker said I should stop believing the injection has anything to do with Ashleigh’s condition because I am putting my thoughts on to her and stopping her getting well. 'Since Ashleigh was in hospital she has become incontinent and had double kidney infections and chest infections. Have I made all these up?'"
THIS ARTICLE HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TIMES, LONDON, WEBSITE.
Dr Richard Newton from Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, disagrees with social workers:
'"By far the most likely explanation of Ashleigh's illness is that initially she has an adverse event following vaccination"
He also said
"I think we can conclude that Ashleigh experienced the well documented short term adverse events of headache, myalgia and light-headedness (dizziness)"
Dr Newton even referenced studies in the Lancet referring to adverse events following HPV vaccination particularly the work of Diane Harper who worked on the trials for both HPV vaccines.
Clearly he believed that Ashleigh had suffered from adverse reactions to this vaccine and as we know there is no law of course stating just how long an adverse reaction can last.
He continued to say:-
"Rehabilitation usually brings about good results although the fix is often not quick, particularly when the illness has gone on for five months or more."
In Ashleigh's case there are huge question marks as to whether she should have ever had this vaccination in the first place.
Here we had a child with Noonan's syndrome, a blood clotting disorder, frequent infections indicating a possible lowered immune system, a mild heart problem and severe asthma, who was given a relatively new vaccine at school with hundreds of other students. We have to ask ourselves is the school the right environment for our children to have vaccines at all? How can school nurses be expected to be aware of every students full medical history and that of their family? It is an almost impossible task when schools have 2000 or more pupils in. Even if a school did have the full information for each child or was able to access full medical data, do they then check every child against the guidelines set out by the drugs companies? Do schools have all the facts of when vaccines could present a problem?"
The Cervarix data sheet actually lists blood clotting disorders such as Ashleigh's as a contraindication, so she should not have been vaccinated in the first place.
Source: American Chronicle, by Christina England, 6 September 2009, http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/117880
Doctors' reports show that girls of 12 and 13 have experienced convulsions, fever and paralysis after being given the vaccine, which is now administered in schools as part of efforts to prevent women developing cancer.
Others suffered nausea, muscle weakness, dizziness and blurred vision, according to a special report drawn up by drug safety watchdogs.
The parents of one teenage girl given the jab last autumn believe it was to blame for repeated seizures which have left her with brain damage and psychosis.
Stacey Jones is one of those who believes she has suffered side effects from the vaccine. She was 17 when she had her first Cervarix injection.
Her parents Julie and Kerry, from Bilston, West Midlands, noticed her becoming increasingly emotional in the weeks following the first two jabs, but feared their "happy-go-lucky" girl had finally succumbed to adolescent moodswings.
Within four days of the third injection in March of this year, Stacey suffered an epileptic seizure, followed by 17 more in the following week.
She has now been diagnosed with a brain injury, caused by inflammation of the brain, and is being treated in an NHS rehabilitation unit in Birmingham, which helps her with basic tasks like making a sandwich.
Source: The Daily Telegraph, by Laura Donnelly, 12th September 2009.
Ashley Threatened To Be Taken into Care While DOH Say It's Irresponsible To Ask Questions About Vaccine
SOCIAL workers are poised to take a teenager into care after her mother claimed she was left paralysed from a cervical cancer jab.
They are deciding whether to issue care proceedings against Cheryl Cave, claiming she created her daughter’s health problems through “emotional abuse”.
Ashleigh Cave, 13, has been in and out of hospital since she was given the jab last year. She is unable to walk unaided, is incontinent and has developed severe joint pains. Doctors are unable to explain her symptoms.
Cheryl, 38, from Aintree, Liverpool, said a social worker from Sefton Council said she suspected her of having Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a controversial condition in which people are said to invent an illness in another person to gain attention for themselves.
She said: “I feel like I am being punished for voicing my opinion.
“Ashleigh should be in school with her friends but instead she has been in hospital for nearly a year. I believe the vaccine caused her problems and I want someone to be held to account.”
John Hemming, Lib Dem MP for Birmingham who runs the campaign group Justice for Families, said: “This is a vindictive attempt at retaliation.If doctors are not certain what is causing the problem, it is not sufficient to blame the mother without evidence.”
Earlier this year, the Sunday Express reported how a medical negligence lawyer had begun an action against vaccine manufacturers HPV after parents of 10 teenagers claimed their children had suffered health complaints following the jab.
Peter Todd, from London-based solicitors Hodge Jones & Allen, who is taking the action including Ashleigh’s case, said: “It seems appropriate to get an independent investigation to find out if it is related to the vaccine.”
Last week, health watchdog the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Authority published figures showing 2,000 schoolgirls had suffered 4,000 suspected adverse reactions to the Cervarix vaccine. More than a million girls have been given the jab, which is offered as they enter their teens.
But a spokeswoman for the Department of Health said: “It is irresponsible to raise fears over vaccine safety in the absence of scientific evidence.”
Source: The Sunday Express, 20 September 2009.
14 YEAR OLD FROM COVENTRY DIES AFTER HPV JAB
A 14-year-old girl has died after being given a cervical cancer jab as part of a national immunisation programme, but the exact cause of death is unknown.
The pupil took ill at Blue Coat CofE School in Coventry shortly after she received the Cervarix vaccine. She died in the town's University Hospital.
The batch of the vaccine used has been quarantined by the local NHS.
The girl, who has not yet been named, died at lunchtime on Monday.
Dr Caron Grainger, joint director of public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry City Council, said their sympathies are with the girl's family and friends.
She said: "The incident happened shortly after the girl had received her HPV vaccine in the school. No link can be made between the death and the vaccine until all the facts are known and a post-mortem takes place.
"We are conducting an urgent and full investigation into the events surrounding this tragedy."
A small number of girls at the school had also reported mild symptoms such as dizziness and nausea but they were not admitted to hospital.
In a statement posted on the school's website, headteacher Dr Julie Roberts said during the immunisation, "one of the girls suffered a rare, but extreme reaction to the vaccine".
"A number of other girls also reported being unwell and some were sent home," she said.
"If your daughter has received a vaccine today we ask that you are extra vigilant regarding any signs or symptoms."
Source: BBC News, 28 September 2009.
Natalie Morton was Contraindicated to Having A Vaccination
After doing a post mortem, it was discovered that Natalie Morton had a tumour in her chest, meaning that she was contraindicated to vaccination.
Cancer sufferers CANNOT be vaccinated because of the extreme risk to their health. Vaccines can cause the diseases they were meant to immunise against in cancer sufferer's as well as being potentially lethal due to the persons compromised immune system. Any manufacturer would tell you this (See Merck contraindications page).
While I think that it is highly likely Natalie's illness would have killed her eventually, I think the vaccination would have hastened the event in an already overwhelmed body.
I do not believe that the tumour was the sole cause of death because:
1. If the tumour was big enough to kill her immediately, it would have been causing symptoms and she was described as 'healthy'.
2. A very large tumour would cause chest pains, breathing difficulties, poor blood flow (as they tap into the blood supply to grow). She would have felt exhausted.
3. Those who do die of tumours do so in a gradual and painful way, usually in hospital with lots of morphine to help.
4. If she was asymptomatic and the tumour had not been detected, it would not have been large enough to kill her instantly.
Doctors are supposed to ask health questions prior to vaccination and make sure the child is not contraindicated, which clearly did not happen in this case, which highlights the need for more thorough screening.
Dr. Halvorsen on Natalie's Death
Evangelists for mass vaccination like to claim that these programmes are of universal benefit to public health. Indeed, so zealous is their enthusiasm for vaccines that, through a cocktail of scaremongering and propaganda, they attempt to suppress all debate.
The result is that people, especially parents, feel bullied or patronised if they dare to challenge the official drive to vaccinate against every possible risk of disease. Moreover, this climate of fear is ruthlessly exploited by the big pharmaceutical companies, which see vast profits in exaggerated health concerns.
Yet the sudden death of Coventry schoolgirl Natalie Morton after a jab against cervical cancer highlights the reality that vaccination programmes are not without their risks.
The tragic irony for Natalie was that the injection may have triggered a reaction far more lethal than any future, distant threat of a comparatively rare disease.
And this exposes a fundamental problem about the Government's growing obsession with vaccinating children and teenagers.
We have to be absolutely sure that the medical and political establishment's growing reliance on vaccines does not ultimately do more harm than good.
As a doctor, I have been concerned for some time about this issue. I should stress that I am not in any way opposed to vaccinations.
Indeed I run an immunisation clinic which offers a wide range of vaccines as a protection against various diseases. But I am increasingly disturbed by the lack of any debate either about long-term vaccine safety or about the excessive influence of commercial interests.
Contrary to what Government officials and pharmaceutical giants pretend, the health of future generations could be compromised if we are not allowed to question this official fixation with mass vaccination.
Source: The Daily Mail, 1st October 2009.
The Gardasil vaccine is championed as an excellent way to protect young girls from cervical cancer, but others in the medical community say there are risks.
One Fort Wayne family has a personal account that will add to the debate.
Homework takes on a different meaning these days for Caleigh Miller.
The Snider student has not been able to go to school for more than two months after an onset of non-epileptic seizures.
The frightening episodes manifested soon after she received a Gardasil vaccination.
Lydia Miller/Mother: " She had symptoms within days. The seizures started within weeks and really that was the only thing that we saw that was different in her life."
The drug's maker, Merck, lists seizure-like symptoms as one of a number of possible side effects.
Yet it's recommended by several respected medical authorities including the Centers for Disease Control, as a way to protect against genital warts and 70 percent of the cancer-causing strains of the HPV virus.
But a government report released this summer linked the vaccine to higher incidences of fainting and blood clots and to 32 unexplained deaths.
Jeff Neumeyer: " Allen County's Health Commissioner doesn't dismiss the concerns of the Miller family, but Dr. Deborah McMahan also says it would be a mistake to dismiss the benefits Gardasil brings to the table."
Dr. Deborah McMahan/Ft. Wayne-AC Health Commissioner: " You may think, well, getting genital warts is not a big deal, yeah it is, because I treat those people."
McMahan points out the drug unquestionably prevents cervical cancer, that there is no real evidence Gardasil was to blame in the unexplained deaths, and she reminds that millions of young women have received the shots with no issues.
Dr. McMahan: " Everything has side effects, you can't run away and say I'm not going to do anything, cause you can throw the baby out with the bath water."
But that's not good enough for the Millers.
Paul Miller/Girl's Father: " Thankfully Caleigh only received the first shot out of three. When we started investigating, we decided that's all she's going to get."
Drs. Joseph Muhler II and Lisa Holtsclaw, both of whom practice in Fort Wayne, are not administering Gardasil vaccinations to patients, and won’t until further research can resolve concerns about the drug’s safety.
Source: Indiana's News Center, 14 December 2009.
18 Year Old Killed By Gardasil Vaccine
Rhonda Renata is in no doubt about what caused the death of her daughter Jasmine.
The 18-year-old died last September 22 at her family home in Upper Hutt, apparently in her sleep.
Her grieving mother is still waiting for official answers on what happened to Jasmine but she doubts the medical investigations will provide them.
Her own inquiries have led her to cases overseas which she considers similar to Jasmine's clutch of symptoms before she died.
In the United States, it has been alleged more than 10 deaths are linked to Gardasil.
Several lawsuits have been filed relating to paralysis of teenage girls, one of whom died.
She recalls her last night with Jasmine, which was the day she passed her restricted driver's licence.
"She was really over the moon that day; she was quite stoked with herself."
Jasmine picked her mother up from work and they went shopping and ate together before heading home.
"She gave me a hug and a kiss and said, 'I love you'. I said, 'Love you too' and she went to bed."
The next afternoon, Mrs Renata went to pick up Jasmine from work, but learned she had been absent. She found her dead in bed in her sleep-out.
She describes Jasmine as previously bubbly, happy and healthy.
But this began to change about a month after the first Gardasil dose in September 2008.
She progressively developed pains in various parts of her body, had an episode of her heart racing, weak arms, tingling in her hands and legs, and became tired and irritable.
Jasmine had been having three-monthly injections of the contraceptive Depo-Provera but had not had any difficulties with that or the meningococcal-B vaccine.
Source: nzherald.co.nz, by Martin Johnston, 9 January 2010.
A GREAT NEW WEBSITE FOR VICTIMS OF GARDASIL WITH CASES NOT FEATURED HERE IS: http://truthaboutgardasil.org/
Zeda - Encephalitis, Tracheotomy, Bed ridden on Feeding Tube after Gardasil Shot
Two years ago, Zeda was a straight A student who totally enjoyed school. In addition to maintaining a nearly perfect academic record, she was actively involved in cheerleading and loved it.
She adored being outdoors, just hanging out with her friends. When she wasn't with her friends, she was out with her two younger brothers and sister. If she wanted to chill out indoors, you could find her watching lifetime movies with mom. Family and friends were a huge part of her life.
Like many young girls, Zeda was never seen without her cell phone in her hands. She was always texting someone, going so far as to text mom, while in the same room! In short, she was a normal, happy, all-American teenage girl who thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of her life, her family and her friends. Zeda's future was bright, indeed.
Then, on November 5, 2008, Zeda went for a routine physical and was given her first injection of Gardasil. On November 28, she began to complain about feeling weak and having a headache. Since it was just after Thanksgiving, her mother thought she had just overdone the celebration.
The next morning, Zeda had a headache and stayed in bed all day. When she got up that afternoon, she had 2 seizures. Mom rushed her to the emergency room. She knew something was terribly wrong.
Within two short days of her first seizure, Zeda was totally unresponsive. She lost the ability to eat, speak, walk, or communicate in any way. A ventilator was the only way to keep her alive. Zeda spent the next four months of her life in an intensive care unit fighting for her very existence.
During her stay, it was determined that Zeda suffered from encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). All of the typical causes for this condition have been ruled out. Mom has been told by several doctors that the condition could have been caused by the HPV vaccine, but they do not write their suspicions on her charts. Zeda never received a second shot of Gardasil.
Zeda is the oldest of four children. Her single mother is completely dedicated to her recovery. She has turned her living room into a makeshift hospital room. Mom is Zeda's 24 hour a day caregiver. Nurses come in several times a week to check her progress. Zeda breathes through a tracheotomy tube. She is still bedridden and capable of only minimal movement. She is on a feeding tube for nourishment.
Two years after her only HPV vaccine injection, her mother and siblings spend their time hoping and praying for Zeda's condition to improve. They appreciate each good moment Zeda experiences, and do their level best to remain strong through the bad ones. Zeda's family prays she doesn't remain one less healthy teenager, one less sister, one less daughter and one less honor student.
Zeda's mother has done her share of research and firmly believes Gardasil is reason for her daughter's current condition. She believes parents must be made aware of the possible side effects to HPV vaccines before they decide to have their children receive the shots.
Source: Examiner.com, 31 March 2010.
This article has truly shocking before and after photos. She doesn't even look like the same teenager.
4 Girls Dead and 120 Sick after HPV Vaccines in India - Programme Stopped
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has told Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat to immediately suspend the cervical cancer control vaccination programme for girls. The programme is part of a two-year study to look into the utility of a vaccine in public health programmes and acceptability of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck. Gardasil, available in medical stores across the country, is marketed in India by MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
The programme was marred by controversy after four deaths and complications among 120 girls were reported after vaccination. The girls complained of stomach disorders, epilepsy, headaches and early menarche. Women activists fear the vaccine may impact the mental health of girls who have shown no signs of distress so far.
Health ministry sources said the vaccination programme is being conducted by Gardasil, jointly with PATH, a Seattle-based NGO, ICMR and the two state governments. About 32,000 girls, aged 10-14, were to be tested in the study.
ICMR chief Dr VM Katoch clarified ICMR was only a technical partner, with an advisory role, in the project. But Katoch said they were checking out who was at fault.
Questioning the study, CPM leader Brinda Karat said: “How has the government embarked on the study of giving three injections to the girls when it is also planning a massive multi-centric dose determination study to see if two doses will suffice?”
For a drug to be administered to children, Karat said, it has to go through stages of clinical trial, including phase 3 adult clinical trials. With Gardasil, only one trial has been carried out with a small sample of 110 girls, which has followed up with them for a month after completion of vaccination and that too only to look at the immune response post-vaccination, Karat said. The vaccine has also been approved for adult women aged 27, Karat said, without any trials on them.
Karat also alleged scientific logic and ethical guidelines have been violated at each step during drug and vaccine trials.
Source: DNAindia.com, 8 April 2010.
10 Serious Adverse Events after Gardasil
To the end of last year, 10 serious adverse events following vaccinations with the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil were reported to the national Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (Carm) in Dunedin.
These include a report of a sudden death occurring six months after the third dose of the vaccination, a report from Carm director Dr Michael Tatley says.
The cause of that death has not been reported and is still under coronial investigation.
There was also one report of a life-threatening event involving tongue-swelling related to severe hypersensitivity.
Three hospitalisations were recorded for a variety of symptoms including convulsions some time after the vaccination, and fainting episodes.
Dr Tatley said reports were classified as serious because of the nature of the event, irrespective of whether it was considered to be caused by the vaccine.
Dr Tatley said there were a further 20 reports, not categorised as serious according to World Health Organisation criteria, but which described events severe enough to lead to the young women attending emergency or after-hours care.
These included reports of collapse, allergic reactions, convulsion episodes and one case of severe arm pain.
There was one report describing an event suggesting anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) but it did not meet the standard case definition for this and the person recovered rapidly.
All those providing the vaccinations must have drugs on hand to treat such episodes, even though they were rare.
Dr Tatley said overall the patterns of events observed were typical of postimmunisation symptoms and raised no safety issues of concern.
By the end of December, 236,299 doses of HPV vaccine had been recorded as being administered with a total of 236 reports of adverse events following immunisation.
The most common symptom reported was injection site reactions (78), followed by nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea (75), skin reactions (61) and headache (44).
Some patients reported more than one reaction.
Source: Otago Daily Times, 17 April 2010.
Coroner raises concerns over HPV vaccine
A Quebec coroner can't explain why a 14-year-old girl died after receiving a dose of the Gardasil vaccine.
In December 2008, Anabelle Morin's mother found the teenage girl unconscious in the bathtub of their home. Just days earlier, the teenager had received her second dose of Gardasil, which vaccinates against the HPV virus, a sexually-transmitted infection that can be a precursor to cervical cancer.
Morin had an adverse reaction after her first shot in October 2008. A few days following the immunization, she began experiencing dizziness and memory loss. The symptoms were so severe she was transported to a Montreal hospital for tests.
But two months later she received the necessary second immunization.
Coroner Michel Ferland's report concludes Morin died from drowning. But while there is no evidence the shot killed the teenager, he is refusing to rule out a link between Gardasil and her death.
Ferland is recommending Health Canada, along with provincial and municipal health agencies, better inform patients about the vaccine's side effects.
He also noted the National Vaccine Information Center, a U.S. immunization safety watchdog group, links 78 deaths to the Gardasil vaccine south of the border.
The coroner said he'd like to see further studies carried out in Canada.
Gardasil vaccinates against HPV - the primary cause of cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women aged 20 to 44. Publicly-funded vaccine programs have been implemented across Canada.
Health Canada approved the vaccine in 2006. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, most reported adverse effects are minor - though there have been 22 hospitalizations reported following an HPV immunization.
About two-thirds of all sexually-active Canadians are expected to contract an HPV infection in their lifetime.
Source: The Toronto Sun, 20th December 2010.
Gardasil Vaccine Increases Your Risk of Cancer!
There were two important concerns that were identified during the course of the efficacy review of this BLA. One was the potential for Gardasil™ to enhance disease among a subgroup of subjects who had evidence of persistent infection with vaccine-relevant HPV types at baseline. The other concern was the observations of CIN 2/3 or worse cases due to HPV types not contained in the vaccine.
Source: FDA document,page 13 http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/06/briefing/2006-4222B3.pdf
An article in the Examiner referancing this had a comment from a reader at the bottom that said:
'My neice received all 3 of the shots of Gardasil. Although she did not have any 'side effects' from the injections, she now has HPV and cervical lesions!'
Wrongly injected toddler fights leukaemia
A Hamilton toddler who was mistakenly injected with a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer when he was just six weeks old has developed a rare form of leukaemia.
Chace Topperwien began chemotherapy for the M7 strand of acute myeloid leukaemia on his second birthday last month, but doctors cannot tell them whether the Gardasil vaccine he was injected with in May 2009 caused the cancer.
His parents, Ryan and Keri Topperwien, are devastated at the diagnosis after they were reassured at the time of the incident that their baby would not suffer any adverse reactions.
"I had thought in the very back of my mind that the absolute worst thing they could say is leukaemia," Mrs Topperwien said. "When they said that he had it, it blindsided both of us."
The couple, both 27, were horrified when at six weeks old their son was given the vaccination meant for teenage girls instead of one to prevent meningitis.
Gardasil targets the human papillomavirus, which causes warts on the hands, feet and genitals and is responsible for 99 per cent of cervical cancers.
Since the cancer diagnosis, Chace has been undergoing an aggressive course of chemotherapy treatment for up to 10 hours a day in Starship hospital in Auckland.
The little boy is due to start a second course of chemotherapy on Tuesday but doctors are waiting for his white blood cell levels to increase.
Until then the once energetic and outdoor-loving preschooler is confined to his bedroom 23 hours a day while his immune system recovers – a simple cold or bug could be disastrous.
The couple said their only child was taking the illness in his stride and, other than a nasogastric tube in his nose for feeding, looked deceivingly well.
"He's still smiling and laughing. Other than not being allowed out of his room he's still happy. But he knows that he's not well."
Mr Topperwien has taken indefinite leave from his job as a ceiling installer and Mrs Topperwien has put her PhD studies on hold so they can be at their son's bedside.
The pair, who are sleeping at Ronald McDonald House and take turns spending the night with Chace, have taken a three-month "mortgage holiday" to keep financial pressures at bay.
But they are worried about what will happen when that ends and said if Chace's chemotherapy was not successful they might need to look at further treatment overseas.
To help the family, friends have started three Facebook pages to raise money and so far fundraising events have netted more than $4000. A head-shaving fundraiser planned for tonight in Hamilton had attracted up to 20 participants, Mr Topperwien said.
He and his wife had already shaved their own hair to show Chace, whose hair had begun falling out, that it was okay to have it shaved off.
Meanwhile they want their concerns about a possible link between the Gardasil vaccination mistake and Chace's leukaemia acknowledged. "It's not a crazy theory," Mrs Topperwien said.
"We feel the development of his immune system has been interrupted and when he was diagnosed doctors said that the mutation of his cells had come about through a different pathway to the way leukaemia normally develops."
Waikato District Health Board medical officer of health Dr Felicity Dumble said she did not believe there would be a link between Gardasil and leukaemia.
However, she said it was important cases such as Chace's be monitored and researched to establish if there was a possible association.
Source: National, 4th September 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/4867475/Wrongly-injected-toddler-fights-leukaemia
Emily, Victim of Post-Cervarix Syndrome
Emily received her course of HPV jabs (Cervarix) through her school in October (2010), December (2010) and May (2011). When she brought home the consent form, I wasn’t aware of any serious adverse effects and she was really keen to have the vaccination as it had been discussed at school. The official literature claimed only mild and temporary side effects.
Three weeks after her second jab she became extremely ill with a flu like virus: vomiting, fever & chills, headache, muscle aches and weakness, extreme exhaustion, sore throat, severe abdominal pains, rash on her face and torso & dizziness. Medical advice was plenty of fluids and rest – she was in bed ill for three weeks. We put it down to a bad bout of ‘flu.
She would appear to be on the mend, then relapse with exhaustion, nausea, abdominal pains and dizziness. Her muscles frequently ached, her joints, particularly her knees often hurt and she had a constant sore throat and regular headaches. This went on and on and for over 6 months. She had three full blood tests which were ‘normal’ and negative for glandular fever. The doctor diagnosed ‘Post Viral Fatigue’.
As a mother I knew something was very wrong, something had turned off the light inside my daughter and I felt as though gradually her body was gearing down bit by bit. She looked and acted as though the life had been drained out of her.
Then one day in July the penny just dropped and I realized that her illness had started after her second HPV jab. A morning’s research on the internet confirmed there were many more girls experiencing the same symptoms – exactly the same symptoms! Everything fell into place.
Emily was referred to a pediatrician at Pinderfields Hospital(Wakefield), who diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and said there was no treatment, she would gradually get better. Two days after this pediatrics appointment, we were in A&E because Emily had lost the feeling in her right arm and right leg. At the moment we’re waiting for Emily to get a referral to a different consultant for a second opinion – our GP has been very supportive and is currently researching the best option for us.
Source: Sanevax, 30th November 2011. http://sanevax.org/post-cervarix-syndrome-victim-emily-wakefield-yorkshire/
Docs Not Hot on Gardasil Vaccine
Let's call a spade a spade. Since it was first introduced, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy. For a different glance at the topic, researchers asked doctors what they thought about these shots.
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers surveyed just over 1,000 physicians to learn about their beliefs, recommendations and practices around the HPV vaccine.
This vaccine is designed to prevent a number of cancers relating to the sexually transmitted virus.
So 112 doctors offered their thoughts on the vaccine, and they didn't hold back. They "expressed concerns about safety, efficacy, morality, receptiveness of parents, and 'interference' by government and the media," a Moffitt press release describes.
Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH., associate member of Health Outcomes & Behavior at Moffitt, led the survey, which learned family medicine docs, pediatrictians, and OB/GYNs, in general -
- Didn't trust the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine
- Weren't in favor of recommending or giving it to their patients
- Family medicine physicians thought the vaccine may keep young women from being screened, that girls under the age of 13 didn't need it and that it "promoted promiscuity."
Study co-author Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Ph.D., associate member at Moffitt and director of the Survey Methods Core Facility, continues summarizing doctor concerns:
- Some doctors would recommend the vaccine, despite their safety concerns.
- Parents who objected to the vaccine were "in denial" about their daughters sexual activity.
- Requiring the vaccine was okay with some doctors.
- There were some physicians who supported the vaccine and its use in young men and women over the age of 26.
According to Vadaparampil, doctors also voiced "cost concerns, institutional policies and procedures and, of course, offered their personal views regarding HPV vaccine,” Vadaparampil said. “Most of those concerned with vaccine costs advocated for insurance reimbursement.”
Teen Had to Stop Sports and Dancing after HPV Vaccines
A Whitby teen is starting to get her life back after more than a year of enduring constant pain and suffering, and being afraid and in the dark as to what was happening to her body.
Before she received the Gardasil vaccine, Kaitlyn Armstrong was a happy, active girl who spent most of her spare time dancing, playing rep soccer and running track-and-field and cross-country.
But things started going downhill in the fall of 2010 after she received the first in a series of three shots offered free to girls in Grade 8 across Ontario. The vaccine protects young women from human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer.
Kaitlyn didn't know at the time that her suffering would later be linked to the vaccine.
"I was taking Tylenol and Advil every day," says Kaitlyn, who experienced everything from sharp pains to dull aches, and adds her pain was always a 9.5 on a scale of one to 10.
Kaitlyn's mother, Yvonne Armstrong, has been sharing her daughter's story at various school boards. Although stopping the vaccine is a pipe dream, she feels more information on possible severe side effects should be shared with parents and students.
The pain slowly started in Kaitlyn's back, and then moved to her knees, hips, elbows and shoulders as she received the two other shots.
When it worsened, it became debilitating and she had to stop competing in dance competitions, running and playing sports.
"It was like having to say goodbye to my life because I've been doing it all my life," she says. "It's what I know, what I do."
When even walking became difficult and because her disability wasn't plain to the eye -- she didn't have a cast or a wheelchair -- she experienced negativity from her peers at her high school.
"It was a nightmare," the Grade 9 student says.
All along she visited multiple doctors and was always told it was growing pains or sports injuries, and prescribed anti-inflammatories.
Finally in March 2012, a naturopathic doctor asked what Kaitlyn's latest vaccine was. Turns out, Ms. Armstrong says, there is a heavy concentration of aluminum in the vaccine, and Kaitlyn is allergic to metals. She had no clue this was an ingredient -- something she always looks for as it's a long-standing allergy of Kaitlyn's.
"My body didn't know how to deal with it," Kaitlyn says, adding medical tests confirmed the high metal concentration in her blood.
Her mother explained in a presentation to the Durham District School Board that her daughter's body was blocking her ability to absorb vitamin D and iron, and Kaitlyn's liver and kidneys were working overtime to rid her body of the metals.
Kaitlyn is now on detox, with weekly appointments at a private clinic downtown Toronto where she receives vitamin pushes through an IV. She also gets her blood cleaned to remove the metals.
Although Kaitlyn's getting better, she's still left with questions, like why she was able to get the vaccine in the first place?
"When it came to the allergies, I even told them," she says of the nurse on the day she received the vaccine, adding her mother had noted her allergy on the consent form.
Carly McKinnon, the Region of Durham's assistant manager in public health nursing and nutrition, would not comment on the specific case.
She noted the Durham health department has provided 42,000 doses of the vaccine since 2007. Sixteen have had confirmed adverse events following the vaccine.
"They were all resolved within a few days," she says.
In the information that went home, Ms. Armstrong says "Nowhere does it say what the ingredients are, nowhere does it say the side effects."
On the information sheet, the Region states the vaccine usually causes no serious side effects. Any unusual or significant changes in a child's health after receiving the vaccine should be reported to the health department, it says. The department will investigate to see if the symptoms are related to the vaccine and make recommendations regarding further vaccinations.
The Ministry of Health's info sheet that also goes home to parents says the vaccine is safe for females ages nine to 26, and noted most side effects are redness, tenderness and swelling of the injection site and, less commonly, fever, nausea, dizziness and headache. Reactions such as breathing trouble, swelling of the face or mouth, hives, rashes or fever more than 39 C within 15 days should be reported to a doctor or local health unit.
School boards must approve the information packages before they go home, and Ms. Armstrong feels they should include more information on possible severe side effects. She's has also created a Facebook page called Kaitlyn's Journey to fight back against post Gardasil syndrome.
Merck and Co., Inc., producer of the vaccine, updated its website in April, 2011, stating the ingredients, and warning to contact a doctor for symptoms such as leg pain, joint pain and aching muscles.
Source: Durham Region, 26th June 2012.
Chace Topperwein Loses Fight for Life
In June 2012 Chace Topperwein, an adorable 3 year-old boy from New Zealand, lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Chace was accidentally given Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine that is intended to prevent cervical cancer from genital wart infection, when he was 6 weeks old. A nurse mistakenly used the wrong syringe filled with Gardasil when she had meant to give the baby a meningitis vaccine.
Chace was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia at age 2 and died just last month. His devastated parents suspected that the Gardasil vaccine was to blame for his illness.
Merck does not list leukemia as a possible side effect of the Gardasil vaccine. However, Merck has failed to test its vaccine for links to cancer.
Carcinogenicity: Carcinogenicity is the ability or tendency to produce cancer.
Merck admits in their Prescribing Information for Gardasil that they perform ZERO tests for carcinogenicity.
In addition, Merck’s clinical studies were skewed because they compared Gardasil against an aluminum adjuvant additive, instead of a plain water and saline/salt placebo. Merck’s Prescribing Information (section 13) document shows that they ran 7 safety studies on the vaccine; 5 of those tests compared Gardasil results against an aluminum vaccine additive (Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate or AAHS) instead of a harmless saline placebo.
Source: The Corporate Propaganda Antidote, 18th July 2012. http://sgtreport.com/2012/07/did-mercks-gardasil-vaccine-kill-a-3-year-old-toddler-2/
Do the Risks of Gardasil, Including Paralysis, Outweigh the Benefits?
Gardasil was promised to be the holy grail for prevention of cervical cancer, precancerous or dysplastic lesions and genital warts caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16 and 18 in girls and women nine through 26 years of age. Doctors have been advocating the widespread adoption of Gardasil for young women. Parents have been on the fence. There is reason for that, it appears.
Side effects of Gardasil include, but are not limited to paralysis, Guilliane-Barré Syndrome, seizures and blindness. And while the vaccine is not meant for anyone less than nine years of age, the death in New Zealand of a toddler age three has galvanized opinion surrounding Gardasil.
The Activist Post (7/18/12) highlighted the story of Chace Topperwein, a delightful 3-year-old boy who was accidently given Gardasil at the age of 6 months. Even though Gardasil is designed to prevent cancer (specifically, cervical cancer), the boy contracted a rare form of cancer and died at the tender age of three from myeloid leukemia in May.
The Activist Post noted that Gardasil manufacturer Merck did not perform tests for carcinogenicity.
What's more, the Post claims that Merck's clinical studies for Gardasil compared their cervical cancer vaccine against Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate or AAHS, which is an aluminum adjuvant additive. Five, out of seven tests performed by Merck on Gardasil were said to compare the vaccine against this particular additive rather than a saline placebo. The Post cites Merck's own prescribing information, which reportedly makes this admission in Section 13.
"In other words," writes the Activist Post, "Gardasil was deemed 'safe' when it was compared to an aluminum additive that is neuro-toxic. The true risks of the vaccine are unknown because both substances showed adverse reactions."
The publication also cites a document from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated May, 2006 which appears to show that females previously exposed to HPV viruses similar to those contained in Gardasil, increase the risk of developing precancerous lesions by 44.6 per cent if they take Gardasil. "Merck fails to warn about this risk," the Post says.
The concern appears to mirror similar cautions contained in the Washington Examiner (2/21/12), which referenced a recent Canadian study authored by Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw of the University of British Columbia’s Neural Dynamics Research Group. The study authors, according to the Examiner, rattled off a host of side effects associated with Gardasil and one other competing vaccine. Those included, "death, convulsions, paraesthesia, paralysis, Guillain–Barre syndrome, transverse myelitis, facial palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, anaphylaxis, autoimmune disorders, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms and cervical cancers."
State law in Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia requires vaccination against the Human papillomavirus (HPV) for all pre-adolescent girls prior to entering sixth grade. The controversial law does leave the final word with the parents, who have the choice to either opt in and follow the law, or not. Girls who are not vaccinated are not barred from attending school nonetheless.
The controversy stems from the perceived need for such a blanket vaccination program in North America. Critics of the blanket program note that potentially life-threatening adverse reactions to Gardasil—including paralysis—outweigh the known risks for contracting HPV. "In the Western world, cervical cancer is a rare disease with mortality rates that are several times lower than the rate of reported serious adverse reactions (including deaths) from HPV vaccination," write the Canadian study authors.
They cite a lack of scientific evidence that HPV vaccines actually prevent cervical cancer. "At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil (Merck) or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination," they write.
The Examiner notes that Dr. Diane Harper, a leading HPV researcher funded by Merck, has called the use of Gardasil on females under age 16 "a great big public health experiment." For families with a history of cervical cancer, an HPV vaccine may make sense. But beyond that, critics say such a program does little more than provide a boon for drug manufacturers. According to the Activist sales of Gardasil topped $1.2 billion globally last year, a 22 percent increase from 2010.
The Washington Examiner noted that a Freedom of Information Act request by advocacy group Judicial Watch revealed 26 deaths (as reported by the FDA) in the 12 months prior to September 2011. The window also included countless reports of seizures, blindness and paralysis, stemming from Gardasil.
Source: Lawyers and Settlements, by Gordon Gibb.
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Aluminium and HPV DNA Found in the Brain of Girl Who Died after Gardasil
Two overseas experts have given evidence at a coroner's inquiry into the death of an 18-year-old woman which gives weight to the theory that a cervical cancer vaccine may have been linked to her death.
However, a New Zealand pathologist has dismissed their their evidence.
Jasmine Renata had been vaccinated by the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil in the year before her sudden death in September, 2009.
Ms Renata's body was discovered by her mother, Rhonda, in a sleepout at the family's Upper Hutt home.
She had received the last of three injections of Gardasil six months earlier and her parents believe the vaccine may have caused her death.
Mrs Renata told the inquest, being held in Wellington, that her daughter was fit, rarely got sick, didn't smoke and rarely drank alcohol.
But after her first Gardasil dose in September 2008, she developed pains in various parts of her body, suffered a racing heart beat, weak arms, tingling in her hands and legs, and she became tired and irritable.
Her hair started falling out and she was sleeping as much as possible.
Neuroscientist Professor Christopher Shaw of the University of Columbia in Vancouver told the inquest via video-link today that he was sent Ms Renata's brain tissue to test.
He said there was aluminium in all the samples he tested and there were some abnormalities in the samples.
The human papillomavirus (HPV16) was found in her brain, which could have only got there through the vaccine, Prof Shaw said.
Gardasil is given to prevent some strains of HPV, and so a small amount of the virus is in the vaccine.
Mrs Renata asked Prof Shaw if the vaccine was likely to have caused her daughter's death.
He said there was a "biological plausibility" that that was the case because of the abnormalities in her brain he had examined.
However, he could not say conclusively that was the cause of her death.
Dr San Hang Lee, a pathologist at Milford Hospital in Connecticut, told the inquest via video-link that he tested samples from Ms Renata's blood and spleen.
He also found aluminium and HPV in her system, from the vaccine.
Dr Lee could not say for sure what caused Ms Renata's death, but said the results he found from testing samples from her were "unnatural".
Pathologist Dr John Rutherford, who performed Ms Renata's post-mortem examination, said HPV and aluminium were supposed to be in the vaccine so it was not unusual they were found in Ms Renata's system.
He found no evidence to support the theory that Gardasil was to blame for Ms Renata's death and he did not think a definitive cause of death was ever likely to be found.
He criticised the evidence that HPV was found in Ms Renata's body.
"So what? It would be expected to be in there."
Dr Rutherford acknowledged Prof Shaw's ability to perform detailed brain examinations and would have been able to detect changes in Ms Renata's brain.
"But again I say, 'so what?'. If I died now there might be changes seen in my brain."
He said he had public health concerns and did not want parents to withhold Gardasil from their children due to health fears.
In 30 or 40 years, that could result in an "epidemic" of women suffering cervical cancer.
Other New Zealand health experts who also gave evidence at the two-day inquiry said the cause of Ms Renata's death was most likely to be an undetected heart condition.
Mr Smith said he would be taking more submissions on the inquest from those who had given evidence before making a determination in Ms Renata's death.
Source: Otago Daily Times, 9th August 2012 - http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/220882/biological-plausibility-vaccine-caused-death
Trial of Cervical Cancer Vaccines Stopped After Patients Die
rials to develop a vaccine against cervical cancer have been put on hold following reported death of patients during the process, government told the Rajya Sabha today.
In a written reply in the House, Minister of State for Health and Family Affairs Sudip Bandyopadhyay said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines for research studies and on ethical practice and consent-taking of subjects during these trials.
Informing the House that an NGO along with the ICMR had conducted trials in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, he said "both the trials are suspended as of today" following reports of irregularities in trial by the organisation.
The Minister also said that in 2011, a total of 1,05,740 cervical cancer cases were reported in the country. In 2010 and 2009, 1,03,821 and 1,01,938 cases of cervical cancer were reported in the country.
"Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has not granted permission to any indigenously-developed vaccine to prevent cervical cancer," he said, adding permission was granted to two companies for import and marketing of vaccines.
Replying to a separate question on life-style diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said "as per reports of different cross sectional studies, an increase in prevalence of these diseases has been reported.
On prevalence of cancer, he said "the prevalence of cancer is estimated at about 28 lakhs with a fresh incidence of about 11 lakh patients being identified every year."
Source: Business Standard, 30 August 2012 - http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/trials-to-develop-vaccine-against-cervical-cancer-puthold/49192/
Sudden neurologic symptom onset
in an adolescent
Ms. K, aged 16 years, presented to the emergency department (ED) after being seen by her primary-care clinician 48 hours earlier for an annual physical exam and immunization update. Physical assessment was unremarkable at that time. During that exam, Ms. K received her third dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. Approximately one hour after administration, Ms. K's mother found her unconscious and drooling and called 911.
Ms. K was seen in the local ED, where this was diagnosed as a transient reaction to the immunization. Following her discharge, Ms. K developed headache, photophobia, nausea and an unsteady gait. Since falling unconscious, the teen reported a headache on a pain scale of 7/10, photophobia, dizziness and difficulty walking. Ms. K's pediatrician referred her to a regional pediatric center for further evaluation.
Ms. K was an active teenager and honor-roll student who worked in a restaurant on weekends. She lived at home with both her parents and a younger healthy sibling. Ms. K's medical history was significant for polycystic ovaries and irritable bowel syndrome. She had been healthy prior to the physician visit two days prior. All her immunizations were up to date, and family history was negative for any medical conditions. Ms. K was not taking any medications and denied drug or alcohol use
Ms. K's vital signs in the ED were as follows: temperature 98.7° F, pulse 73 beats per minute (BPM), BP 110/69 mm Hg, respiration rate 20 inspirations per minute, pulse 93 BPM with oximetry 100% on room air. BP was 115/63 lying down, 117/73 while sitting, and 60/40 while standing. The teen appeared to be well-developed and well-nourished, but her behavior was anxious and tearful.
Ms. K's lungs were clear and her heart sounds were normal, but she complained of nausea. Her extremities were warm, and an unsteady gait was apparent. A detailed neurologic exam revealed that cranial nerves I-XII were intact, and the patient exhibited rapid, alternating movements that were coordinated and smooth. Ms. K's reflexes were intact, and there was evidence of a symmetrical response to pain with cutaneous hyperesthesia in soft-tissue areas. There were no meningismus signs.
3. Laboratory Data and Diagnosis
A CT scan of the head, brain and sinuses was ordered to rule out increased intracranial pressure; the findings were normal. The following blood panels were performed and all were negative: a complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, Epstein-Barr virus, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and blood culture. The teen's ECG was normal.
Pediatric neurology was called in on consultation and advised that Ms. K be admitted to the hospital for observation. Ms. K's diagnosis on her admission form included post-Gardasil-administration headache and syncope, vasovagal orthostatic hypotension, rule out sinusitis, rule out meningitis, and rule out transverse myelitis.
The adolescent was hydrated intravenously with both 0.9% normal saline solution and ketorolac (Toradol). She was also given strict bed-rest orders. Her BP increased with fluid hydration. After twenty-four hours of IV hydration and ketorolac, Ms. K was discharged from the hospital. Her discharge orders included a prescription for naproxen (Naprosyn) 375 mg every eight hours and minimal activity, as tolerated. Over the course of 10 days, Ms. K's body aches, headache and dizziness subsided, and she was weaned from naproxen, returning to school and full activity.
Two HPV vaccines are licensed by the FDA and recommended by the CDC. These vaccines are Cervarix and Gardasil. Both vaccines are very effective against diseases caused by HPV types 16 and 18; HPV 16 and 18 cause most cervical cancers, as well as other HPV-associated cancers. Gardasil also protects against HPV types 6 and 11, and is the only HPV vaccine that has been approved for administration in males.
In the United States, the FDA- and CDC-sponsored Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) collects and summarizes reported data on adverse events during immunization. VAERS uses a clinically validated standardized terminology for aggregating data and events. Manufacturer reporting to VAERS is mandatory; however, most collected information comes from physicians, parents or other primary reporters.
Two and a half years after the recommendation for quadrivalent HPV vaccine administration, a summary of VAERS reports about Gardasil was published.1 An adverse event following immunization is classified as one that is "life threatening, and can result in death, permanent disability, congenital anomaly, hospitalization or prolonged hospitalization; or [one that] necessitates medical or surgical intervention to preclude these outcomes."2 At the time this article was written, VAERS reports specific to Gardasil were triple the rate of all other vaccines combined. One reason was considered to be a greater public awareness about a "new product."1
Syncope, dizziness, nausea, vasovagal responses and headache were the most commonly reported side effects. A study from Australia acknowledged a higher-than-average anaphylaxis rate after the administration of the HPV vaccine as well. All reported patients in that study recovered after treatment with adrenaline.3
After the summary report was published, a Gardasil advisory was issued by the CDC. Clinicians were asked to observe patients for 15 minutes after administration of the vaccine. The Gardasil package insert acknowledges that syncope is sometimes associated with tonic-clonic movements, and has been reported after administration. The insert also states that this type of muscle spasm is transient and responds to the supine or Trendelenburg position. The increased reporting of syncope after administration of HPV vaccination among teenage girls is attributed in part to an adolescent fear of medical procedures, dehydration or pain responses.
Relative to the post-syncopal reports to VAERS in children older than age 5 years, 49% of Gardasil-reactive patients were adolescent females aged 11 to 18 years. At least one of the three adolescent vaccines (HPV vaccine; meningococcal conjugate vaccine; and tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine) was implicated in 60% of reports involving a single vaccine; HPV was the most frequently reported vaccine type (in 52% of single-vaccine reports).4
A statement on the CDC website detailed the Gardasil-related adverse events on file.
As of September 15, 2011, approximately 40 million doses of Gardasil were distributed in the U.S. and VAERS received a total of 20,096 reports of adverse events following Gardasil vaccination: 19,075 reports among females and 569 reports for males, of which 504 reports were received after the vaccine was licensed for males in October 2009. VAERS received 452 reports of unknown gender.
Of the total number of VAERS reports following Gardasil, 92% were considered to be nonserious, and 8% were considered serious. As of September 15, 2011, there have been a total of 71 VAERS reports of death among those who have received Gardasil. There were 57 reports among females, three were among males, and 11 were reports of unknown gender.4
The alternative vaccine, Cervarix, which was licensed in October 2009, has a significantly lower level of adverse events, as reported to VAERS. As of September 2011, there have been only 52 reported adverse events with the majority (98%) being nonserious.
Reports of neurologic side effects of vaccinations are frequently received with varying degrees of skepticism. The CDC and FDA continually monitor all adverse events reported in conjunction with vaccines licensed in the United States.
As providers involved in the distribution of the Vaccine Information Sheet, these organizations ensure that all vaccine information is included for parents and patients. Vaccine safety is essential to preventing disease, but patient safety postimmunization is also vital.
Margaret Quinn, DNP, CPNP, is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers College of Nursing. Her research interests include childhood-obesity interventions, primary-care pediatric issues, and vaccination safety.
Source: The Clinical Advisor, 1st October 2012. http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/sudden-neurologic-symptom-onset-in-an-adolescent/article/261474/
- Slade BA, Leidel L, Vellozzi C et al. Postlicensure safety surveillance for
quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine. JAMA. 2009;302:750-757.
- Chen RT, Rastogi SC, Mullen JR et al. The vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS). Vaccine. 1994;12:542-550.
- Brotherton JM, Gold MS, Kemp AS et al. Anaphylaxis following
quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination. CMAJ. 2008;179:525-533.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Premature ovarian failure 3 years after menarche in a 16-year-old girl following human papillomavirus vaccination
Premature ovarian failure in a well adolescent is a rare event. Its occurrence raises important questions about causation, which may signal other systemic concerns. This patient presented with amenorrhoea after identifying a change from her regular cycle to irregular and scant periods following vaccinations against human papillomavirus. She declined the oral contraceptives initially prescribed for amenorrhoea. The diagnostic tasks were to determine the reason for her secondary amenorrhoea and then to investigate for possible causes of the premature ovarian failure identified. Although the cause is unknown in 90% of cases, the remaining chief identifiable causes of this condition were excluded. Premature ovarian failure was then notified as a possible adverse event following this vaccination. The young woman was counselled regarding preservation of bone density, reproductive implications and relevant follow-up. This event could hold potential implications for population health and prompts further inquiry.
BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006879
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines as an Option for Preventing Cervical Malignancies: (How) Effective and Safe?
We carried out a systematic review of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure trials to assess the evidence of their effectiveness and safety. We find that HPV vaccine clinical trials design, and data interpretation of both efficacy and safety outcomes, were largely inadequate. Additionally, we note evidence of selective reporting of results from clinical trials (i.e., exclusion of vaccine efficacy figures related to study subgroups in which efficacy might be lower or even negative from peer-reviewed publications). Given this, the widespread optimism regarding HPV vaccines long-term benefits appears to rest on a number of unproven assumptions (or such which are at odd with factual evidence) and significant misinterpretation of available data. For example, the claim that HPV vaccination will result in approximately 70% reduction of cervical cancers is made despite the fact that the clinical trials data have not demonstrated to date that the vaccines have actually prevented a single case of cervical cancer (let alone cervical cancer death), nor that the current overly optimistic surrogate marker-based extrapolations are justified. Likewise, the notion that HPV vaccines have an impressive safety profile is only supported by highly flawed design of safety trials and is contrary to accumulating evidence from vaccine safety surveillance databases and case reports which continue to link HPV vaccination to serious adverse outcomes (including death and permanent disabilities). We thus conclude that further reduction of cervical cancers might be best achieved by optimizing cervical screening (which carries no such risks) and targeting other factors of the disease rather than by the reliance on vaccines with questionable efficacy and safety profiles.
Source: Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23016780
HPV vaccine link to infertility needs to be tested, says Miranda Devine
A north coast doctor has published a paper in the British Medical Journal warning that the premature menopause of a healthy 16-year-old girl may be linked to the Gardasil vaccination.
Dr Deirdre Little and her co-author, obstetrician Dr Harvey Ward from the University of NSW, are urging further testing of the Australian vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer.
"Fertility is not a small matter. It should not be placed at risk by an absence of published research," said Dr Little.
When a 16-year-old patient came to her North Bellingen surgery in 2009 complaining of having lost her period and experiencing hot flushes, six months after being given three Gardasil vaccinations, Dr Little had doubts.
But further investigation raised real concerns of a link. The doctors warn there may be a group of young women who should not be given the vaccine, which has been administered to teenage girls across Australia since 2007. It is due to be given to boys from next year.
It's important to be certain that fertility is protected at all costs, as premature menopause in a teenager is one of the most disastrous consequences," said Dr Ward.
"We need to be certain that a vaccine does not diminish egg-bearing capacity."
Premature menopause is rare in girls so young. But if there is a problem with the vaccine, Dr Little says it may go undetected because one third of teenage girls are on the pill, which prevents ovulation and masks the symptoms of ovarian failure. The doctors say further studies are needed.
Dr Little notified the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of a "possible adverse event following HPV vaccination". She says while there have been no other notifications of premature menopause, four cases of "scant periods" have been reported.
Source: The Sunday Telegraph, 2nd December 2012. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/hpv-vaccine-link-to-infertility-needs-to-be-tested-says-miranda-devine/story-e6freuy9-1226528052334
One Less after Gardasil
When Brittney received her first Gardasil injection in June of 2007, she was told that the only real risk involved was the possibility of her having a small seizure shortly after the shot was administered. She did not react within the 15-minute window, during which the medical staff monitored her. She thought she had nothing to worry about. She admitted later, after she took the first dose, that the doctor had told her she could get the HPV viruses that cause cervical cancer through a lab accident at college, (where her blood might mingle with someone infected). She had been in a lab accident just a few months previous, so the fear of being infected was immense.
When she passed out the next morning on our family room floor, she got up wondering what had happened. Britt chalked it up to the possibility of being dehydrated. She had been quite active for several months. Several years before she had fainted from dehydration, so she didn’t think much of it. She was so unconcerned she didn’t even mention the incident until over a week later. By this point, she had experienced two other unusual episodes.
In August, she had another ‘episode’ as the doctor called them, this time in the company of several college chums. One of them had a sister who experienced many seizures while growing up. She told Britt’s boyfriend at the time that it looked like Britt was having a partial seizure.
n late August 2007, Britt received her second injection of Gardasil – again with no reaction during the 15 minutes of post-vaccination observation. But, within a week she began to have nagging issues with head pressure, like a cap with too tight of a band around her head. Over the next couple of weeks this progressed to the point where she could barely open her mouth because the muscles in her jaw were so tight. She began falling down for no reason. After three weeks, she began to experience blurred, doubled vision. She was extremely sensitive to light of any type. The pressure in her head was so intense, she was passing out daily. She developed a swelling that appeared to be filled with fluid at the base of her skull and along her spine. Along with all of the other symptoms, severe pain was raging through her body. As soon as her doctor examined the swelling, Britt was sent straight to the hospital.
From this point on, Brittney’s health deteriorated quickly. She couldn’t read anymore because the words seemed to run together or off the pages. She could no longer tolerate light or sound of any kind. We had to speak in whispers when near her or go up to the third floor and speak very softly. Her hearing was so sensitive that she could hear sirens more than three to four miles away and conversations several rooms away. She couldn’t sit in the same room with a television or radio on. Her pain was so bad, she cried all of the time.
The nightmare didn’t stop there. Her face would sometimes droop to one side like it was sliding off her skull as pressure in her head grew worse. Seizures and stroking migraines began to happen 24/7. Her stomach was upset all the time. She could hardly keep anything down. She lost sensation in her legs and fingertips, she became completely bedridden, and simply longed to die.
Source: Full story here: http://www.hormonesmatter.com/one-less-after-gardasil/ 2nd May 2013.