March 5, 2009
The families of the two girls from Valencia who have been admitted to the Clínico Hospital in the city after having an adverse reaction to the cervical cancer vaccine, have called for the intervention of the Health Minister, Bernat Soria, after both girls once again suffered convulsions on Wednesday afternoon.
The 15 year old was re-admitted to intensive care, only to be followed by the 14 year old just an hour and a half afterwards. The younger girl suffered convulsions for more than 90 minutes.
The regional health service has meanwhile restarted vaccination with the Gardasil product, but with a different lot number, but the parents are now advising others not to let their children be injected with Gardasil.
They say they feel ‘deeply defrauded’ by the health service after they had been told by doctors that they knew what was wrong. A statement calls on the Minister for Health to intervene personally, to ensure that adequate specialists are brought to Valencia, and they ask the local health authorities to recognise that similar cases have occurred elsewhere in the world.