These are the latest adverse events from the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix as reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. It is estimated only 10 to 10% of the vaccine injured are reporting. Please note the significant number of girls reporting abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. Remember most women do not get cervical cancer until their 50’s or even older. The reports here are for girls ages 9 to 26 – the market the vaccines were approved for.
In 2006, the HPV vaccine Gardasil touted to prevent cervical cancer was introduced to a public generally unaware of the Human Papillomavirus or its threat to adolescent girls and women. However, the public was quickly informed of the dangers of the virus when Merck launched an aggressive advertising campaign designed to capture the attention of girls/women ages 9 to 26 with a catchy jingle and their now famous line: “One Less Girl to Get Cervical Cancer.” Adolescent girls were dancing and singing that they will be ‘one less girl’ in unison with the award-winning TV commercial.