GARDASIL in the news...
In May 2007, it was reported that over 1,600 adverse reactions,
including three deaths, had been linked to Gardasil, Mercks new
vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV).
Among those reactions, 371 were classified as serious, and, of the 42
women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side
effects including spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities.
It appears those reactions, and deaths, are steadily rising. A review
of the National Vaccine Information Center revealed the following
statistic about this vaccine: 2,207 adverse reactions to Gardasil
have been reported.
5 girls died
31 were considered life-threatening
1,385 required a visit to the emergency room
451 of the girls have not recovered as of July 2007
51 of the girls were disabled
Gardasil may be more dangerous than consumers have been led to
believe, according to one public-interest group, and an editorial in
the New England Journal of Medicine has also raised questions about
the vaccine's effectiveness.