Gardasil, manufactured by Merck & Co is a cancer-prevention vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to vaccinate young girls against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Unfortunately, Gardasil has been linked to a large number of serious, life-threatening side effects and deaths in the very girls that it is supposed to be protecting.
What’s the problem?
As of June 1, 2009, more than 25 million doses of Gardasil were distributed in the United States and there have been 14,072 reports of adverse events following Gardasil vaccination in the United States. Of these reports, 93% were reports of events considered to be non-serious, and 7% were reports of events considered to be serious.
As of June 2009, there have been 43 U.S. reports of death among females who have received the Gardasil vaccine!
Gardasil Deaths Reported
Among the fatalities reported to government officials were a 17-year-old girl in New York who collapsed and died of a suspected heart problem two days after getting the last in the series of three Gardasil injections. An 11-year-old girl suffered a heart attack three days after a Gardasil shot. And a 12-year-old girl with no prior medical problems died in her sleep three weeks after a Gardasil shot.
Gardasil Side Effects
The most common side effects reported to government health officials include the following:
- Pain and swelling at the injection site (the arm),
- Nausea and fever
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
- Blood Clot
- Bells Palsy
- Birth Defects
Gardasil Pregnancy Warning
Women who have taken Gardasil while pregnant have reported serious birth / fetal abnormalities, birth defects and a large number of miscarriages or spontaneous abortions.