Doctor Challenged to take Gardasil as Proof it is OK

Originally Posted by ComeLook
Letter sent to on Sun, 04 Jul 2010 as reported on
(still no reply received one month later)

Dear Dr James Reilly TD,
I congratulate you on the success of your intensive lobbying efforts to introduce a free mass vaccination program (with Gardasil) for all 12 year old girls. There is still some apprehension among parents however regarding the safety of this vaccine, as highlighted by organisations such as

In Ireland we have had only 10 Gardasil Adverse reactions reported up to now, however that is still significent compared to the low uptake by the public. As you know, the second round of injections from the pilot
vaccination program is set to commence in 2 weeks and statistically, this is when the more serious reactions start to appear (Search VAERS Database)
I feel it would be helpful in dispelling parental fears if you could offer to take a course of Gardasil injections yourself (dose adjusted for bodyweight), in a public setting (eg on television). I estimate that you would require 9 injections in total – based on the ratio of your bodyweight to that of a typical 12 year old girl.
If you wish to use this exercise to try to develop some form of HPV immunity, then the scheduled dose would be 3 injections at the recommended intervals of 0, 2 and 6 months. Or if you simply wish to use this opportunity to demonstrate safety, then you could possibly take all 9 injections at one time.
In your speech to the Dail (12 Nov 2008) advocating for HPV Mass Vaccination you concluded by urging deputies that “Tonight is the night for walking the walk”.
Perhaps now you can set an example to these same deputies and demonstrate exactly what you mean by this.
Justin Healy,
Informed Citizens Coalition,
Co. Louth

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.