Long-term side effects of HPV vaccines are becoming increasingly evident as thousands of young girls report debilitating ailments linked to the immunizations. In 2006, Gardasil was approved by the FDA for males and females between ages 9 -26. A second HPV vaccine called Cervarix was introduced in 2009. The vaccines are meant to prevent more than 100 strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which according to studies will affect 50-80% of sexually active people at some point in their life. The vaccines are now considered routine and are recommended by the CDC for all males and females between 11-13 years of age.
Reports of complications associated with HPV vaccines continue to amass in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). Gardasil alone has more than 35,000 adverse reaction reports and 200 associated deaths in the United States as of March 2015. Authorities note that because there are no laws requiring health care officials to report adverse response in patients as little as 10 percent of incidents are actually recorded.
According to adverse drug reactions reports (ADRs) collected by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK, complaints related to HPV vaccines are immensely greater than other routine immunizations. Between January 2005 and April 2015, the agency received almost 22,000 ADRs in 13 categories of routine immunizations. “In the HPV category alone, suspected ADRs numbered 8,228, of which 2,587 were classified as “serious” – defined by several criteria, including whether it resulted in hospitalisation or was deemed life threatening or was regarded as serious by the individual reporting it.”
Health authorities remain at odds over HPV vaccinations. Researchers are quick to discredit data banks such as the VAERS, citing no evidence of an actual link between the vaccines and conditions consumers are reporting. However, these data banks provide unbiased information on how vaccines are effecting the general population. In most settings, the “customer is always right.” Yet, in this instance the customer is deemed incompetent to render assessment.
The MHRA claims that benefits of vaccination against human papilloma virus outweigh the risks saying that despite thousands of adverse drug reaction reports, millions were vaccinated without incident. Michele Berlin, medical doctor and co-director of Oregon Health and Science University Center for Women’s Health stated that Gardasil is “very safe” and the most common side effects are fainting and soreness at the injection site.
According to Health Impact News, “The Gardasil vaccine is known to activate latent infections and viruses, such as Epstein Barr and Bartonella. The Gardasil vaccine deregulates the immune system and that allows latent infections and viruses, which were kept in check pre-vaccine by a then properly functioning immune system, to activate post-vaccine. Now, there is evidence that the HPV vaccine is linked to the onset of autoimmune diseases.” In response to claims, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and several other agencies published what Forbes calls “the most comprehensive study to date” suggesting no correlation between the HPV vaccines and autoimmune disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome, blood clots, and other illnesses commonly reported in the VAERS.
Frustrated parents and teens are speaking out and they say that the risks do not outweigh the benefits. One parent said that getting the HPV vaccine for her daughter as a preventative measure has turned into a four year nightmare. Another said Gardasil is “the decision we will always regret” and believes it caused her daughter’s decline in health. The teen’s lyme literate medical doctor and primary health care physician have both determined that the Gardasil vaccine was the catalyst in her chronic health conditions. Unfortunately, there are thousands of similar reports that continue to be of no concern to distributors.
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