Leslie Carol Botha: Well lookie here – parents in the spotlight for refusing to vaccinate their daughters with the HPV vaccines – Gardasil and Cervarix. Hmmm, could it be that the numbers of adverse injuries of boys and girls are now at 29,000 with an estimated 1 to 10% of the vaccine injured reporting? That would mean that the word is getting out about the girls who have died – and the potential of hundreds of other innocent adolescents who have been injured.
Unfortunately, doctors have become pharma sales reps. I have heard horror stories from girls and mothers who have been forced to be vaccinated with Gardasil – AND to go on synthetic birth control even though they are not sexually active. One mother told me when her daughter was in a clinic – for an unrelated issue – the nurse forcibly said to her – ‘You are not leaving here without getting Gardasil.’ So she acquiesced. And now she vaccine-injured.
More Parents Say They Won’t Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV
Mar. 18, 2013 — A rising percentage of parents say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papilloma virus, even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations, a study by Mayo Clinic and others shows. More than 2 in 5 parents surveyed believe the HPV vaccine is unnecessary, and a growing number worry about potential side effects, researchers found. The findings are published in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics.
In all, researchers looked at three vaccines routinely recommended for U.S. teens: a vaccine to protect against the sexually transmitted HPV; Tdap, for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis; and the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, or MCV4 vaccine. While the up-to-date immunization rates rose for all three vaccines, the proportion of girls fully immunized against HPV (three doses over six months) was substantially lower than the proportion for the other two vaccines.
Five years ago, 40 percent of parents surveyed said they wouldn’t vaccinate their girls against HPV. In 2009, that rose to 41 percent, and in 2010, to 44 percent.
“That’s the opposite direction that rate should be going,” says senior researcher Robert Jacobson, M.D., a pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center.
Parents concerned about HPV vaccine safety rose from 5 percent in 2008 to 16 percent in 2010, while less than 1 percent worried about the safety of the Tdap and MCV4 vaccines, the study found.