Well, I'm surprise to find out this, tho it's late but hope this help others out and aware about this Vaccine as I thought it's helpful towards the ladies.. Read on..
What is Gardasil?
Gardasil is the first cervical cancer vaccine. It targets four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which are linked to many, but not all, cervical cancers and genital warts. The vaccine is administered in three doses over a six-month period. Gardasil is manufactured by Merck & Co, and was approved in June 2006 for girls and women ages nine to 26.
Since its approval, over 26 million doses of the vaccine have been given worldwide, with 16 million in the United States.
Possible Side Effects of Receiving the Gardasil Vaccine
Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction to Gardasil:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the tongue, lips, face, or throat
Other serious side effects may include:
- Feeling faint or dizzy
- Pain, itching, or redness at the injection site
- Mild fever
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
Overview of Gardasil
Gardasil has been under scrutiny after news headlines featured reports of serious, sometimes fatal, side effects in patients who received the vaccination.
In January 2008, Pfizer updated the Chantix drug label to include a more prominent warning about its side effects of agitation and suicidality. Shortly thereafter in February 2008, the FDA confirmed a strong link between Chantix and suicidal behavior, noting the drug’s connection to nearly 40 suicide reports and over 400 instances of suicidal activity.
Reseach that led to the development of the vaccine began in the 1980s, and the active ingredients of the vaccine were generated in 1993. Clinical trials of Gardasil were conducted on 12,000 women ages 16 to 26. Gardasil was tested on only a few hundred 11- and 12-year-old girls.
The long-term impact of the vaccine is not known. Because testing of Gardasil lasted only a few years, it is unclear how long it remains effective. Furthermore, since most recipients of the vaccine will not reach an age at which they are more likely to develop cervical cancer for quite some time, the real-world effectiveness of Gardasil remains unproven.
Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and Beyond
Please do not misunderstand me; I realize that cervical cancer is a hideous disease, but we must measure not just the doctors' words of the benefits outweighing the risks, but rather we need to understand what the benefits are and what the risks are as well as what percentage is at risk.
Gardasil, in my opinion, is one of the most dangerous vaccines to come out since the introduction of the Hep B vaccine, that after a formal hearing was re-formulated because it was in fact found to be dangerous. So please do not believe that just because a vaccine is produced and release
by a manufacturer, accepted by the FDA, and dished out to our kids by doctors with good intention, that they are all safe and that the risks are small. The Hep B vaccine is proof that
vaccines can and do kill and cripple children.
Here is the reporting so far on Gardasil. Based on VAERS, (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), as of March 28, 2008, there were 7,379 reported adverse incidents, 124 disabled, and 13 deaths. Here is the scary part, it is estimated that only 1% to 10% of medical professionals report these incents to VAERS for numerous reasons. Many feel Gardasil vaccine injury is psychosematic reactions, many say the reactions are normal and not to be worried about, and the majority deny that the incident had anything to do with the vaccines. For instance, many girls have died from blood clotting within hours of receiving this vaccine, but they are dismissed as coincidental. If every doctor reported every reaction as they are supposed to, then we could get real figures, and girls all dying shortly after a vaccine with blood clotting or heart failure, suddenly would not appear so coincidental. Many of the reported reactions include paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures.