Sunday, February 8, 2009
GARDASIL - HPV Vaccine In The News Again - Parents Beware
CBS News reports that, "There are new concerns about Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents a virus that caused cervical cancer. It's approved for girls as young as nine. And five million have received it since it was approved two years ago. The FDA and its maker insist it's safe. But CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has exclusive information on some very serious side effects."
I blogged about this previously.
Please recall that people thought Thalidomide was great too. We all know that just because the FDA blesses a drug that it doesn’t make it safe or effective. Many Americans are suffering or have died as a result of Vioxx and other drugs we have heard reported in the news. Lawsuits continue to flood the courts over them. Can our government and the FDA assure us that this new vaccine is completely safe? Side effects have been reported, but do we understand what they are? I believe that there has been an alarming lack of research on this vaccine and we have not heard anything about the long term effects such as infertility, or whether this vaccine can cause birth defects or disrupt the auto-immune system. The FDA only just approved this vaccine in June, 2006. The duration of this vaccine had only been followed for about 4 years before it's approval, and it has only been followed on women, ages 16-26.
Read the National Vaccine Information Center report on adverse reactions. The numbers will amaze you.
What's even worse is that poor minority children have been receiving this through Medicaid (like a bunch of guinea pigs).
Parents should be making an informed choice especially with so many adverse reactions - including death - as a result of this vaccine. I know my daughter won't be going anywhere near this vaccine as long as I have a say.
(H/T Leann S.)