February 22, 1:19 PMLong Island Parenting Examiner
Patty McEntee Knap
With little publicity, efforts are underway to push through legislation which would require mandatory Gardasil/HPV vaccinations throughout NY State without parental notification.
Ironically, those working for passage of the highly controversial legislation do so just as there is growing awareness and outrage over the tragic consequences of the vaccine to teen and pre-teen girls throughout the U.S., as well as overseas.
Started last year by two moms whose own daughters suffered severe and permanent reactions to Gardasil, a new website, http://www.TruthAboutGardasil.org is drawing attention, gathering testimonies of families devastated by Gardasil.
One family forever affected is remembering a tragic anniversary today.
Jessie Ericzon of Alexandria Bay, NY, just 17 years old, was found dead on the bathroom floor by her Mom, February 22, 2008, two days after receiving a third dose of Gardasil. She had been complaining of severe headaches, dizziness, and pain in the back of her head following each dose. Tragically, Jessie’s family was advised to get the vaccine by her family doctor, with no mention of severe side effects or potential death.