7,802 instances of people having an adverse reaction to the HPV vaccination Gardasil. Miranda Hitti explains:
The 7,802 adverse events reported to Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) for Gardasil include 15 deaths and 31 reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a potentially paralyzing, life-threatening condition in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system.And not too long ago crackpots wanted to make HPV vaccination mandatory. Dr. Fuhrman’s been bashing Gardasil from the beginning. Check out these 5 points:
But the VAERS data doesn't tell the whole story, notes John Iskander, MD, MPH, the CDC's acting director of immunization safety…
…Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, associate professor of the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the University of California, San Francisco, agrees that the VAERS data don't amount to proof.
But Smith-McCune, who has daughters in the age range for Gardasil vaccination, says she's waiting to see the final, published results from Gardasil's phase III clinical trials before she decides whether to let her daughters get vaccinated.
The amazing part is how many people are quick to run out and stick themselves or their kids with a drug like this.
- 44 percent of women studied aged 20 – 24 had infections with HPV.
- The virus disappears and does not cause a problem in 90 percent of infected women.
- 100 strains exist, the vaccine protects against only 4, but they include the two strains associated with seventy percent of cervical cancers 16 and 18.
- The vaccine has not been studied for long-term effectiveness and the protection may wear off in 5 – 7 years.
- Conclusion, most HPV infections and about 50 percent of HPV related cancers will not likely be helped by the vaccine because its effectiveness will likely wane with time, other strains can also cause disease.