The Daily Telegraph
August 20, 2009
Of those recorded cases, the study found 772 were considered serious and 1900 involved fainting.
But Australian doctors have warned women not to panic, with the number of reactions still low compared with the millions who receive the vaccine each year.
Invented by Australian scientist Professor Ian Frazer, Gardasil protects against two strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause 70 per cent of recorded cervical cancer cases.
Since the vaccination program for females aged between 12 and 26 was rolled out two years ago, more than five million doses have been distributed in Australia.Start of sidebar.
Women are given three shots but some have reported side effects including nausea, temporary blindness and paralysis.