I research the issues before I post an opinion on a health issue. My goal is the highest level of objectivity I can establish, even though I have strong leanings against most mainstream medical pronouncements. As you know, if you read this BLOG often, I have frequently referred to Harvard studies that establish health car as being about 20% effective. Ask yourself if you really want to try a long shot for the 80% risk of serious side effects.
I have two daughters who received very few shots as children, on the advise of their pediatrician. I am glad they are out of the age range for this round of vaccine vexation;if they were not, I wouldn't agree to giving them what seems to be a warrant for severe health problems and even death.
Gardasil Not Proven Safe
Gardasil Medical Alert
Please do some serious wondering before you risk your child's health with vaccines, especially this one.
BOONDOGGLE WITH CONSEQUENCES, from an article by Henry Makow, PhD
At best, this vaccination campaign is a boondoggle. At worst it could have many negative effects. A reader from Argentina wrote that last year, the government tried to inoculate girls for Rubeola. This was stopped when some doctors revealed that the vaccine contained a sterilization agent called "prostaglandin."
A report for the Women's Health Network by a McGill University epidemiologist calls the Gardasil program "premature and could possibly have unintended negative consequences for individuals and for society as a whole."
While as many as 50% of women get some form of HPV over their lifetime, the report says most of these do not result in cervical cancer and can be cured.
"Most HPV infections are cleared spontaneously. Recent research using available molecular detection technologies suggests that clearance occurs within one year for about 70 per cent of those infected, and within two years for 90 per cent. Thus, HPV infection and cervical cancer must not be conflated: most women who are infected with even a "high-risk" strain of HPV will not develop cervical cancer."
The report also states that clinical trials were insufficient to test the efficacy of the vaccine since the subjects were too young to be exposed to HPV. http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/cwhn/hpv-brief.html
During the last six months of 2006, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) got 385 reports of adverse reactions to Gardasil.
"There are twice as many children collapsing and four times as many children experiencing tingling, numbness and loss of sensation after getting a GARDASIL vaccination compared to those getting a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccination. There have been reports of facial paralysis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. And doctors who give GARDASIL in combination with other vaccines are basically conducting an experiment on their young patients because Merck has not published any safety data for simultaneous vaccination with any vaccine except hepatitis B vaccine."
In May 2007 Judicial Watch reported 1600 adverse reactions including two deaths. http://www.whale.to/vaccines/hpv11.html