By Judy Wilyman MSc
June 4, 2011
In Australia, as in some other countries, the HPV vaccine – Gardasil® – is being promoted to adolescents, woman and now boys, as a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Government health departments are not addressing the concerns of parents.
There are many scientific and ethical concerns about this vaccine and governments need to address the following issues:
- This vaccine was not proven to be safe or effective against cervical cancer (CC) prior to its marketing in 2006. It is only assumed to be effective against CC (see attachment).
- Gardasil® has 3 times the number of adverse reactions reported as all other vaccines combined. 1
- Each of the 3 injections contains 225 ug of aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulfate, an adjuvant known to be linked with autoimmune diseases, the chronic illnesses that are increasing in our population 2, 3
- Each of the 3 injections contains sodium borate (a pesticide), which has been linked to infertility, seizures and paralysis. In 2005 the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health declared this to be a dangerous poison and stated ‘it is no longer commonly found in medical preparations’ 4, 5. HPV vaccine was approved in 2006.
- Each of the 3 injections also contains polysorbate 80, an emulsifier linked with anaphylaxis, convulsions, collapse, seizure (twitching) and infertility in animals 4, 5.
- Since it was introduced, 94 deaths and 21,635 adverse reactions to Gardasil have been documented. Many have included the events listed above 6.
- There is no systematic, long-term surveillance of adverse events. The reporting system uses passive surveillance. The CDC states “This (VAERS) data cannot be used to infer causal associations between vaccines and adverse events”1. If no one carefully monitors adverse reactions, there is no proof it is not safe. This also means it will not be possible to determine whether, in 10-15 years time, vaccinated women have a higher rate of infertility.
- The placebo in the clinical trials contained more aluminium adjuvant (a chemical linked with autoimmune diseases) than the vaccine itself 2. This is not a properly designed scientific study.
Why has this vaccine been marketed so aggressively to Australian women when cervical cancer is a very low risk in Australia (indeed in all developed countries) and the vaccine contains chemicals linked with infertility? The other HPV vaccine (Cerverix) does not contain sodium borate or polysorbate 80, so why is it necessary to use infertility chemicals in Gardasil® which is being marketed to adolescent girls and women of all ages?
The community would like some answers regarding this vaccine. A summary of the evidence showing how this vaccine has been dishonestly marketed to women is included in the poster.