Gardasil Damage Stories Everywhere, When Will the FDA Act?

Age of Autism

December 3, 2009

By J.B. Handley

Here is an except from my appearance on Larry King Live back in April of this year:

LARRY KING: J.B. Handley, they were saying earlier that they’re not against you. They’re open to listen to you. They just disagree with what you’re saying.

HANDLEY: The AAP doesn’t listen at all, Larry. They never look at recovered children. They never look at recovered children. They rubber stamp every vaccine on the schedule. Dr. Fisher never answered why so few countries have picked up varicella, flu or rotavirus. Meantime, AAP rubber stamps every vaccine, like Gardasil, which is damaging teenaged girls right now, which will likely be pulled from the market very soon. There is the AAP rubber stamp on that vaccine.

My conviction to discuss Gardasil on Larry King came from THIS extremely disturbing report the NVIC had released in February 2009 sounding the alarm on the high number of VAERS reports of adverse events from Gardasil. Given FDA’s willingness to pull the RotaShield vaccine after far fewer adverse events, it reasoned to believe that Gardasil was destined to experience a similar fate. Right?

Unfortunately, every warning and prediction by NVIC appears to be coming true, and this is just from the cases actually making the news and being reported to VAERS, which we all know represent a tiny fraction of total cases. Below is just a small sample of reports that have been made public. Perhaps by seeing many stories in one place people will start to realize that these appear to be anything but rare events, and that Gardasil is creating lifetime disability or death for so many previously healthy girls.

What can you do to help? Just forward a link to this post to every parent of a daughter that you know, and beg them to read the articles. Below is just a brief summary of what has been reported in the press about the growing community of injured daughters known as the “Gardasil Girls”:

October 29, 2007, UK Telegraph:
Cervical cancer drug Gardasil linked to deaths

Fears have been raised over the safety of a cervical cancer vaccine which health officials plan to give all 12-year-old girls, after it was revealed that the drug has been linked to several deaths. Three young women are reported to have died days after the drug Gardasil was administered, while the jab is also suspected of triggering “adverse reactions” in 1,700 patients. The figures were uncovered by campaigners who made a freedom of information request in the US, where the vaccine was approved for use a year ago…
January 25, 2008, UK Daily Mail:
Alert over jab for girls as two die following cervical cancer vaccination

A jab that could be given to hundreds of thousands of schoolgirls this autumn was at the centre at a safety scare last night following the deaths of two young women…

February 6, 2008, East Bay Express:
One Less

In early 2007, as the pharmaceutical giant Merck began promoting its new vaccine Gardasil as protection against cervical cancer, Brooke Petkevicius was a nineteen-year-old freshman at UC Berkeley. She had seen the ads for the vaccine, and discussed getting it with her mother, whose gynecologist also had recommended it. On March 12, Brooke received the first of three doses. Two weeks later, she dressed to go running with a friend. As they reached the elevator, Brooke suddenly collapsed against the wall and had a seizure.

June 30, 2008, WorldNet Daily
Death toll linked to Gardasil vaccine rises Complications include shock, ‘foaming at mouth,’ convulsions, coma

“Given all the questions about Gardasil, the best public health policy would be to re-evaluate its safety and to prohibit its distribution to minors. In the least, governments should rethink any efforts to mandate or promote this vaccine for children,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The organization’s work uncovered reports of about one death each month since last fall, bringing the total death toll from the drug to at least 18 and as many as 20. There also were 140 “serious” reports of complications including about three dozen classified as life-threatening, 10 spontaneous abortions and half a dozen cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

July 20, 2008, New York Post:
My Girl Died As Guinea Pig For Gardasil

Run by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has collected 8,000 reports of problems after Gardasil shots, including paralysis, seizures and miscarriages.
Seventeen other deaths following the vaccine have been reported since Merck & Co. introduced it in 2006…Officials have confirmed 11 of the reported deaths so far, said CDC spokesman Curtis Allen…Lisa Ericzon now feels her daughter was “a guinea pig” for Gardasil, and is urging parents to research the vaccine before letting their daughters get it.
“I want other mothers to know,” said Lisa, the first parent of a girl who died after Gardasil to speak publicly.

July 26, 2008, Medscape:
HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Worrisome Says Key Investigator

Serious neurologic, thromboembolic, and autoimmune complications have been reported in patients who received human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Although not the norm, experts suggest that the events are grave enough to encourage caution. “The side effects that have been reported are real and they cannot be brushed aside,” Diane Harper, MD, from the Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire, told Medscape Oncology. Dr. Harper was a principal investigator of clinical HPV vaccine trials for both Merck and GlaxoSmithKline…

August 17, 2008, Canberra Times (Australia):
Cancer jab linked to pancreas disease

The cervical cancer vaccine is under fresh scrutiny after three women were struck down with pancreatitis soon after receiving the injection.

February 6, 2009, CBS Evening News:
New Worries About Gardasil Safety

Gabby Swank was a straight-A student and cheerleader. But that was before she became very ill following the standard dose of three Gardasil vaccinations, Attkisson reports. “It was like a big hype among my friends, because we’re like, ‘we’re gonna get it’ because we felt almost pressured by the commercials,” Gabby said. Gabby got sicker after each shot, progressing to seizures, strokes and heart problems. It was her neurologist who suspected Gardasil was to blame. “I think there are too many people having serious long-term side-effects,” said neurologist Dr. Dwight Lindholm.

February 13, 2009, Agence France-Presse:
Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot after illnesses

MADRID (AFP) — Spanish health authorities have withdrawn tens of thousands of doses of a vaccine against cervical cancer after two teenagers who received the shots were hospitalised, regional authorities said on Tuesday…

August 18, 2009, WCBV-TV Boston (ABC):

Adverse Events Linked To HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Linked To HPV Vaccine

“When it came on the market more than three years ago, Gardasil was widely touted and marketed as the first vaccine that might prevent cancer. …Now the Journal of the American Medical Association has published a compilation of the more than 10,000 complaints reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since June 2006 when Gardasil was granted FDA approval…VAERS records show that there was an average of 53.9 reports per 100,000 vaccine doses distributed. Six percent were serious, including 32 deaths. Merck, the company that makes Gardasil, stands by its safety and effectiveness.”

August 19, 2009
Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out

October 9, 2009, UK Daily Mail:
NHS Trust suspends cervical cancer vaccinations after girl, 14, dies within hours of jab

“An NHS trust today suspended all cervical cancer vaccinations after a 14-year-old girl died hours after being given the vaccine…”

October 15, 2009, Kansas Liberty:
Wichita mom blames HPV vaccine for her daughter’s terminal illness

Shannon Schrag, a Wichita mother who says her teen now suffers from a terminal illness due to receiving the Gardasil vaccination, spoke at the conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Schrag’s daughter, Gabi Swank, 16, was diagnosed with central nervous system vasculitis and central nervous system lupus after receiving the third Gardasil injection. Gabi’s neurologist, Dr. Dwight Lindholm, has publicly stated that he believes Gabi’s illness is the direct result of receiving the Gardasil injections.

October 16, 2009, WebMD Health News:
2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine

“Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women.”

October 17, 2009, Cape Cod Times:
Cape teens: HPV vaccine made them sick

“It’s been months since dancer and former gymnast Nicole Goodman of Pocasset has been able to do a forward jazz slide or a kick ball change move…The 18-year-old fell ill weeks after receiving her third Gardasil shot, and she blames the vaccine for the human papillomavirus for putting her in a wheelchair.” J.B. Handley is Co-Founder of Generation Rescue.


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.