To Gardasil or Not to Gardasil
Merck, the manufacturer, proclaims that “only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for you or your daughter,” but the lead researcher for the study urges parents to become active participants in the decision.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) added Gardasil to its routine vaccination schedule in 2007, recommending it for 11- or 12-year-old girls. Some physicians have previously opined that, because the effectiveness of Gardasil after five years has not been established, vaccinations should start at a later age.
Comment from Leslie
Make sure that you read the comments. As you read through the stats please keep in mind that according to the National Vaccine Information Center www.nvic.org ononly 1 to 10% are reporting adverse reactions. This really skews the stats that are reported in the article. Unfotunately as time and public awareness grows the stats will also increase and bear out our concerns.