March 25, 11:18 PMVaccines ExaminerNorma Erickson
Nikki, Massachusetts: The typical American teenager, Nikki attended high school and was active in cheerleading and dance. She loved the social life, weekends with her friends at the mall and going to parties. Nikki had absolutely no health problems.
In her own words, “My life was perfect.”
Nikki was 16 when the Gardasil vaccine was first released. She had heard about cervical cancer and thought it was great to have the opportunity to be one of the first to be protected from its effects. She enthusiastically completed the entire series.
Then, her world turned upside-down. Shortly after her third shot, she was taking a nap after cheerleading practice and woke up with a severe muscle cramp in her right calf. That was only the beginning. The muscle spasms got progressively worse until she ended up in the emergency room with pain so severe it did not respond to medication injected directly into the muscle. She went home with a prescription for narcotics.
Felicia, Australia: Felicia says she has been vaccinated for ‘everything under the sun,’ and has never had an adverse reaction to anything.