Just Say ‘No’ to Gardasil Takes on a New Meaning

Holy Hormones Journal: Well, it has been a busy back to school vaccine campaign season. Would love to say that those who are warning others about the dangers of vaccines did a bang up job – Say-No-to-Cervarix-and-Gardasilbut all we did was sit back and watch as the news stories created themselves and took front and center stage.  Not to say that there were not parents on the street corners holding signs – and educating others – or that radio shows and the social media were used to let parents know their vaccine rights. But this time instead of thwarting our efforts, the media actually inadvertently supported our concerns.

But when articles come out like the one below stating that it is rare for Japan to withdraw a ‘recommended’ vaccine – and that a member of the European parliament called for a moratorium on the Gardasil vaccine until more studies are conducted is huge.  And then Merck and the CDC (who profits off of proceeds from every vial of Gardasil sold)  were hit with the news that over 276 girls in Colombia suffered adverse reactions to the HPV vaccination while their families are claiming that is was the vaccine that made them sick.

Colombia’s Health Minister, Alejandro Gaviria, visited the municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar on Wednesday to meet families of the close to 300 girls who have fallen ill after being vaccinated for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

At least 276 girls have been reported sick in the Caribbean coastal town, after having receiving the Gardasil vaccine in the last several months. The girls, ranging from nine to 16, all experienced the similar symptoms including dizziness, fainting, headaches, numbness and tingling throughout their bodies. Mayor Francisco Vega, who is also a doctor explained that the illnesses began at the end of May and have increased steadily ever since.

And in a final blow (and this is just early in the week) Health Impact News reported: “…a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled in favor of whistleblowers who have accused Merck of lying about the efficacy of its mumps vaccine (currently only available in combo with MMR).”  HIN goes on to report that “This current lawsuit is brought by two whistleblowers, virologists who worked for Merck and are accusing Merck of lying about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine.”

Now that we know Merck lied about the effectiveness of one vaccine – could it be – can it be – say it ain’t so – that they lied about another vaccine? A vaccine for the human papillomavirus that passes through 90% of women’s bodies within two years without incidence? For a cancer that does not even make the top 10 cancers according to the American Cancer Society.  For a disease – cervical cancer – (also caused by  synthetic hormones)  that does not generally occur until women are in the 50’s or 60’s?

I hope we all learn a lesson from this HPV vaccine campaign that has now injured potentially hundreds of thousands of girls around the world.  While girls in the US are having a hard time proving to their doctor’s that their now ‘new medical condition’ is a result of the HPV vaccine, girls in other countries are being listened to because of the nature of their culture that makes it easier to identify the only probable cause of illness.

Gardasil Debate Still On One Year After It Was Taken From Japan’s Schedule

September 6, 2014

It has been a year since Gardasil was suspended from Japan’s recommended vaccine schedule after serious side effects were reported. A causal connection between gardasil label_s640x427Gardasil and the serious side effects reported in Japan has not been established though, and in the U.S., the push for vaccination against HPV is stronger than ever.

“The U.S. government has taken the opposite approach amid equally alarming cases of serious side effects,” Judicial Watch stated regarding the Japanese ministry’s approach towards the Gardasil vaccine. “Not only does the Obama administration continue recommending the vaccine, it spends large sums of taxpayer dollars promoting it and works hard to keep details involving its dangers secret.”

Merck, which manufactures Gardasil, issued a statement after the Japanese decision to pull the controversial vaccine from the recommended schedule.

“While direct causal relationship between the vaccines and serious symptoms observed after inoculation has not been established at this time, we fully understand the anxiety felt by many people in Japan. In response to this decision, we will continue to collaborate with all stakeholders, including (the health ministry), to monitor and verify safety data toward resumption of active promotion for HPV vaccination as soon as possible,” a company spokesperson stated, according to Medscape.

According to Merck’s prescribing information for Gardasil, the most common systemic side effects that were reported during Gardasil trials were headache (28.2 percent) and fever (13.0 percent). Arthralgia also occurred in 1.2 percent of girls given the Gardasil vaccine.



Reported side effects after injection with Gardasil “include seizures, brain damage, blindness, paralysis, speech problems, pancreatitis and short-term memory loss,” according to the the Tokyo Times.

According to Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s leading news, an estimated 3.28 million people received the vaccination, and a causal effect was not assumed when Japan pulled the vaccine from the schedule. The report did indicate, though, that it is rare for the Japanese ministry to withdraw a vaccine recommendation.

Around the world, the vaccine is also associated with similar concerns in a minority of parents.

“On April 2, 2014, Michèle Rivas, MEP (Member of the European Parliament), called for a moratorium on the Gardasil vaccine among the member states.” Inquisitr writer Terri LaPoint reported, quoting Rivas as saying member states of the EU “must stop recommending this vaccine until more studies are conducted on Gardasil, its effectiveness and dangers.”

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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.