Singapore says “no” to Gardasil vaccine


By Steve Boren

May 6, 2009

Which country do you think does a better job of protecting its citizens from dangerous pharmaceuticals: Singapore or the United States? Here’s a hint: it’s not the one you think. Not in my opinion, anyway.

The FDA is perfectly happy to allow girls as young as nine get the utterly useless – not to mention potentially deadly – Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer. But the government of Singapore has declared that the effects of this vaccine require more study before they’ll allow it to be part of a mandatory vaccination program.

Balaji Sadasivan, Singapore’s senior minister of state for foreign affairs, said his government “should be more circumspect” about the vaccine, adding that it was unknown if it “will confer long-term immunity.”

Sadasvian said that a nationwide vaccination program would send the message condoning teen and underage sex. Hmm… who have you heard that from before?

This is quite a departure from America and European countries like Sweden and Spain that have bought the Gardasil hook, line, and proverbial sinker. Singapore seems to have ample amounts of something that we in the west have lost: common sense.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.