Fort Wayne Family Leery of Gardasil Vaccine

Indiana’s News Center

December 14, 2009

FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana’s NewsCenter) — The Gardasil vaccine is championed as an excellent way to protect young girls from cervical cancer, but others in the medical community say there are risks.

One Fort Wayne family has a personal account that will add to the debate.

Homework takes on a different meaning these days for Caleigh Miller.

The Snider student has not been able to go to school for more than two months after an onset of non-epileptic seizures.

The frightening episodes manifested soon after she received a Gardasil vaccination.

Lydia Miller/Mother: ” She had symptoms within days. The seizures started within weeks and really that was the only thing that we saw that was different in her life.”

The drug’s maker, Merck, lists seizure-like symptoms as one of a number of possible side effects.

Jeff Neumeyer: ” Allen County’s Health Commissioner doesn’t dismiss the concerns of the Miller family, but Dr. Deborah McMahan also says it would be a mistake to dismiss the benefits Gardasil brings to the table.”

Dr. Deborah McMahan/Ft. Wayne-AC Health Commissioner: ” You may think, well, getting genital warts is not a big deal, yeah it is, because I treat those people.”

McMahan points out the drug unquestionably prevents cervical cancer, that there is no real evidence Gardasil was to blame in the unexplained deaths, and she reminds that millions of young women have received the shots with no issues.

Dr. McMahan: ” Everything has side effects, you can’t run away and say I’m not going to do anything, cause you can throw the baby out with the bath water.”

But that’s not good enough for the Millers.

Paul Miller/Girl’s Father: ” Thankfully Caleigh only received the first shot out of three. When we started investigating, we decided that’s all she’s going to get.”


Comment from Leslie

One Less Becomes Another One More.  When we studied the CDC/VAERS reports we realized that close to 71%  of girls did not get all three shots….and this is why….they started having problems right after the first shot.  This figure also matched FDA statements that 73% of all girls will experience a new medical condition within the first year.

It is all on this blog under Global Concerns About Gardasil.

So let’s see – a new vaccine $$ – and now a new medical condition $$ – hmm… at whose risk?  We should all demand vaccine injury coverage from our inurance companies – and then those shots will disappear.  Yea right.


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.