Seizures and Brain Damage Follow HPV Vaccine Injection for U.K. Girl

By James Tillman

October 6, 2009 ( –

An 18 year-old U.K. girl has suffered severe brain damage from seizures that began after receiving the vaccination Cervarix.

Stacey Jones, 18, of Bilston in the West Midlands of England, began to have seizures days after receiving the first injection.  The fits eventually caused such severe brain injury that she had to be admitted to a rehabilitation unit to relearn simple tasks.

Stacey’s mother, Julie Jones, believes that the vaccine Cervarix is unsafe and caused the swelling in the brain that has been diagnosed as the cause of Stacy’s neurological problems.

Cervarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), vaccinates patients against human papillomavirus (HPV) strains 16 and 18, which is sexually transmitted.  It is meant to protect against the later onset of cervical cancer, which is caused by these two strains in approximately 70% of cases.

Cervarix also contains the adjuvant AS04, which is designed to stimulate the body’s immune system to create more antibodies.

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) began vaccinating girls aged 12 and 13 with Cervarix last year; more than 1.4 million vaccinations have been given thus far.  The government of the UK claims that widespread vaccination with Cervarix will save 400 lives a year.  The drug is recommended by the Department of Health, but it is not compulsory.


Comment from Leslie

To the members of the parliament in the UK and in Scotland – consider yourselves to be have been forewarned -about the dangers of this vaccine.  But you had to wait until a 14 year old girl died – and know a 17 year old brain damaged. You had the documents but ignored them… the blood of these girls will be on your hands.

Wonder how GSK will cover up this one?


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.