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Gardasil Damage Stories Everywhere, When Will the FDA Act?

One less By J.B. Handley
Here is an except from my appearance on Larry King Live back in April of this year:
LARRY KING: J.B. Handley, they were saying earlier that they're not against you. They're open to listen to you. They just disagree with what you're saying. 

HANDLEY: The AAP doesn't listen at all, Larry. They never look at recovered children. They never look at recovered children. They rubber stamp every vaccine on the schedule. Dr. Fisher never answered why so few countries have picked up varicella, flu or rotavirus. Meantime, AAP rubber stamps every vaccine, like Gardasil, which is damaging teenaged girls right now, which will likely be pulled from the market very soon. There is the AAP rubber stamp on that vaccine.
My conviction to discuss Gardasil on Larry King came from THIS extremely disturbing report the NVIC had released in February 2009 sounding the alarm on the high number of VAERS reports of adverse events from Gardasil. Given FDA’s willingness to pull the RotaShield vaccine after far fewer adverse events, it reasoned to believe that Gardasil was destined to experience a similar fate. Right?
Unfortunately, every warning and prediction by NVIC appears to be coming true, and this is just from the cases actually making the news and being reported to VAERS, which we all know represent a tiny fraction of total cases. Below is just a small sample of reports that have been made public. Perhaps by seeing many stories in one place people will start to realize that these appear to be anything but rare events, and that Gardasil is creating lifetime disability or death for so many previously healthy girls.
What can you do to help? Just forward a link to this post to every parent of a daughter that you know, and beg them to read the articles. Below is just a brief summary of what has been reported in the press about the growing community of injured daughters known as the “Gardasil Girls”:
October 29, 2007, UK Telegraph:
Cervical cancer drug Gardasil linked to deaths
Fears have been raised over the safety of a cervical cancer vaccine which health officials plan to give all 12-year-old girls, after it was revealed that the drug has been linked to several deaths. Three young women are reported to have died days after the drug Gardasil was administered, while the jab is also suspected of triggering "adverse reactions" in 1,700 patients. The figures were uncovered by campaigners who made a freedom of information request in the US, where the vaccine was approved for use a year ago…

January 25, 2008, UK Daily Mail: 
Alert over jab for girls as two die following cervical cancer vaccination
A jab that could be given to hundreds of thousands of schoolgirls this autumn was at the centre at a safety scare last night following the deaths of two young women…
February 6, 2008, East Bay Express:
One Less
In early 2007, as the pharmaceutical giant Merck began promoting its new vaccine Gardasil as protection against cervical cancer, Brooke Petkevicius was a nineteen-year-old freshman at UC Berkeley. She had seen the ads for the vaccine, and discussed getting it with her mother, whose gynecologist also had recommended it. On March 12, Brooke received the first of three doses. Two weeks later, she dressed to go running with a friend. As they reached the elevator, Brooke suddenly collapsed against the wall and had a seizure.
June 30, 2008, WorldNet Daily
Death toll linked to Gardasil vaccine rises Complications include shock, 'foaming at mouth,' convulsions, coma  
"Given all the questions about Gardasil, the best public health policy would be to re-evaluate its safety and to prohibit its distribution to minors. In the least, governments should rethink any efforts to mandate or promote this vaccine for children,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The organization's work uncovered reports of about one death each month since last fall, bringing the total death toll from the drug to at least 18 and as many as 20. There also were 140 "serious" reports of complications including about three dozen classified as life-threatening, 10 spontaneous abortions and half a dozen cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
July 20, 2008, New York Post:
My Girl Died As Guinea Pig For Gardasil
Run by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has collected 8,000 reports of problems after Gardasil shots, including paralysis, seizures and miscarriages.
Seventeen other deaths following the vaccine have been reported since Merck & Co. introduced it in 2006…Officials have confirmed 11 of the reported deaths so far, said CDC spokesman Curtis Allen…Lisa Ericzon now feels her daughter was "a guinea pig" for Gardasil, and is urging parents to research the vaccine before letting their daughters get it.
"I want other mothers to know," said Lisa, the first parent of a girl who died after Gardasil to speak publicly.
July 26, 2008, Medscape:
HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Worrisome Says Key Investigator
Serious neurologic, thromboembolic, and autoimmune complications have been reported in patients who received human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Although not the norm, experts suggest that the events are grave enough to encourage caution. "The side effects that have been reported are real and they cannot be brushed aside," Diane Harper, MD, from the Dartmouth Medical School, in Hanover, New Hampshire, told Medscape Oncology. Dr. Harper was a principal investigator of clinical HPV vaccine trials for both Merck and GlaxoSmithKline…
August 17, 2008, Canberra Times (Australia): 
Cancer jab linked to pancreas disease
The cervical cancer vaccine is under fresh scrutiny after three women were struck down with pancreatitis soon after receiving the injection.
February 6, 2009, CBS Evening News:
New Worries About Gardasil Safety
Gabby Swank was a straight-A student and cheerleader. But that was before she became very ill following the standard dose of three Gardasil vaccinations, Attkisson reports. "It was like a big hype among my friends, because we're like, 'we're gonna get it' because we felt almost pressured by the commercials," Gabby said. Gabby got sicker after each shot, progressing to seizures, strokes and heart problems. It was her neurologist who suspected Gardasil was to blame. "I think there are too many people having serious long-term side-effects," said neurologist Dr. Dwight Lindholm.
February 13, 2009, Agence France-Presse:
Spain withdraws cervical cancer shot after illnesses
MADRID (AFP) — Spanish health authorities have withdrawn tens of thousands of doses of a vaccine against cervical cancer after two teenagers who received the shots were hospitalised, regional authorities said on Tuesday…
August 18, 2009, WCBV-TV Boston (ABC):
Adverse Events Linked To HPV Vaccine Adverse Events Linked To HPV Vaccine
“When it came on the market more than three years ago, Gardasil was widely touted and marketed as the first vaccine that might prevent cancer. …Now the Journal of the American Medical Association has published a compilation of the more than 10,000 complaints reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since June 2006 when Gardasil was granted FDA approval…VAERS records show that there was an average of 53.9 reports per 100,000 vaccine doses distributed. Six percent were serious, including 32 deaths. Merck, the company that makes Gardasil, stands by its safety and effectiveness.”
August 19, 2009
Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out
October 9, 2009, UK Daily Mail:
NHS Trust suspends cervical cancer vaccinations after girl, 14, dies within hours of jab
“An NHS trust today suspended all cervical cancer vaccinations after a 14-year-old girl died hours after being given the vaccine…”
October 15, 2009, Kansas Liberty:
Wichita mom blames HPV vaccine for her daughter's terminal illness

Shannon Schrag, a Wichita mother who says her teen now suffers from a terminal illness due to receiving the Gardasil vaccination, spoke at the conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Schrag’s daughter, Gabi Swank, 16, was diagnosed with central nervous system vasculitis and central nervous system lupus after receiving the third Gardasil injection. Gabi’s neurologist, Dr. Dwight Lindholm, has publicly stated that he believes Gabi’s illness is the direct result of receiving the Gardasil injections.
October 16, 2009, WebMD Health News:
2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine
“Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women.”
October 17, 2009, Cape Cod Times:
Cape teens: HPV vaccine made them sick
“It's been months since dancer and former gymnast Nicole Goodman of Pocasset has been able to do a forward jazz slide or a kick ball change move…The 18-year-old fell ill weeks after receiving her third Gardasil shot, and she blames the vaccine for the human papillomavirus for putting her in a wheelchair.”

J.B. Handley is Co-Founder of Generation Rescue.


Karen Maynor

My daughter was another Gardasil victim! I will not see her graduate from college. I will not see her in a wedding dress or hold her first born. It has been a year since she died from the Gardasil vaccine and I can't believe it is still being given to other young ladies. The truth about this vaccine is still being pushed under the rug. I tell you, there are times when I wish I did not know the things I now know about the government and the drug companies. Losing our daughter was bad enough but to know what is going on in our system of things is so depressing.....Please watch over your babies!!!


Thanks for sharing your stories! I took my daughter to the dr. today and he suggested the HPV vaccine for her. I told him that I needed to do some reseach on it before making a decision. I am glad that I decided to reseach this vaccine before allowing my daughter to get it. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I really wish and hope that your daughters get well soon. I also hope that the FDA do something about this vaccine before more girls get hurt by it.


Jessica Ericzon or Jezzmo as i called her was a daughter to me. We were best buds doing lots of fun stuff together . Jessie,her mom Lisa Ericzon and i would cross country ski,snowshoe, mountain bike,canoe,etc... Now It will be 2 years in February 2010 that we found her deceased on our bathroom floor. Our lives are ruined,we are in a living hell. Every day is filled with sorrow and unhappiness. We have no answers, no clues, no reasons, no nothing, no daughter. Gardasil killed Jessica! Merck killed Jessica! The FDA killed Jessica. Am i bitter,yes i am. Am i mad,what do you think. Will it do any good,we'll see won't we. What will it take to get everyones attention? A famous actors daughter to die from Gardasil. A politicians daughter to be paralyzed by the killer vaccine. Someone to go to jail for threatening the u.s. Government? I thought americans had a voice and a choice. i thought we were safe from bad drugs. I thought i would see Jess graduate college,become a law enforcement officer,get married have children and live a long happy life. I guess i was wrong about a lot of things. BUT__i am not wrong about one,Gardasil killed our daughter.

Alexander Cornswalled

Is is true the vaccine is causing high rates of infertility in the victims?


4Bobby, Yes I did report it to VAERS. Thank you for your concern. This situation makes me so angry not just for me, but every time I think about what happened to me (and I'm 21) I think how this is happening to girls so much younger than me having even worse reactions. It makes me sick to my stomach that girls are getting this vaccine to be responsible, and they are paying the price for it.

Julie Smith

Hi I'm writing from New Zealand where I looked into Gardasil as we have a daughter. What I uncovered shocked me into setting up a website for other parents and girls to access information about Gardasil that our health professionals are not telling us. Dr Diane Harper who headed the clinical trials for Gardasil, asked our government (in a Radio New Zealand interview) not to proceed with the Gardasil vaccine programme here. Unfortunately our government chose to ignore Dr Harper's credible advice.
Anyway please forward my website onto others it has heaps of information on Gardasil that your health professional will not tell you.

Kind Regards
Julie Smith


For comparison, see how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deals with reports of traffic accidents from apparently defective Toyota and Lexus cars accelerating out of control.

"The automaker's insistence that the vehicles had no defect drew a sharp rebuke this month from NHTSA, which said Toyota made 'inaccurate and misleading' statements about the nature of the problem.",0,3295310.story?page=1

1,000 reports of problems out of 4.26 million cars and trucks but nobody is saying, "Just a coincidence! We need cars for transportation! What would we do without cars? Such a small number adversely affected! All these anti-car people should just suck it up and take one for the herd!"

Freda Birrell - Scotland

The pattern of symptoms from Gardasil are so similar seizures, chronic joint and muscle pains, forms of paralysis - you will see the same occurring again and again. When a young healthy person dies unexpectedly and especialy where her autopsy report cannot identify cause of death you would think there would be a government investigation into this. When this happens again and another young person dies in a similar fashion you would think suspicions would be raised but after a third or a fourth time then all bells should be ringing out loud and clear. The common link between these deaths and all the other deaths is Gardasil and if it is not Gardasil then something very sinister is happening in your country. What amazes me is that a marvellous country like America and its elected officials appear to be closing their eyes to the obvious, that harm and destruction is happening under their noses to the young women of America and they are standing back and doing nothing. Why? Are you not aware that this is the next generation of Americans who are depending on you to stand up for them, to be their voice when they are in trouble? These young women are being harmed or are dying from Gardasil then please insist on a thorough investigation now before it is too late. It could be your daughter next.

Autism Grandma

THANK YOU J.B. for putting all of this information together in one place. I copied all of this including the comments and sent this out to everyone including some other newsgroups, so hopefully this will be broadcasted and shared with many other people who need to know the TRUTH about this!!!


My daughter, Jessica, has suffered for 2 1/2 years from adverse effects from her Gardisil vaccination. Early on was the hair loss, extreme digestive problems, chronic fatigue, headaches, neckaches, inflammation, yeast infections, bladder infections, horrendous mensus cycles, missed mensus cycles, sensitivity to foods and now has escalated to sensitivity to alot of things! She is struggling to get through her fourth year in college. Its almost like something was put into her body (which it was) and her body cannot filtrate it out. She will no doubt be diagnosed with a disease after the ill effects and run down of her system continues. Not to mention how all of this has affected her mental well being. Its enough to break a mom's heart when you thought you were doing something to protect your child.

Rosemary Mathis

My daughter was also injured by Gardasil. We as parents need to unite so that the victims become one voice. I am on a team who is working to band together the victims of Gardasil. As a team, we ensure our elected officials, the FDA, CDC, etc. know about the victims of Gardasil. If you are interested in joining our group, please email me at [email protected].

I watched Gardasil as it took a perfectly healthy 12 year old down and completely disabled her. Don't let your child become "ONE LESS" because of Gardasil. Google the side effects yourself. I wish I had. Her pediatrician said it was perfectly safe and the only side effect was pain and swelling around injection site. He was so wrong.

Our past year has been a constant round of doctor and hospital visits. If my child had this vaccine and had no side effects, I would still be concerned of the long term effects.

Thanks so much JB for defending the victims of Gardasil.

Parents, please join us in fighting for our children.


Also some pretty dreadful damage cases in this NVIC petition

Janet Sheehan

The state of Massachusetts almost mandated this shot (Senator Richard Moore's idea) and thank God that did not happen...

I had warned my OB/GYN about Gardasil, then her own niece fainted and fell off the exam table after her HPV vaccine. Then the posters and ads in her office came down and she demanded more info from Merck.


And two more from the Cape Cod Times today, 12/3/09 -- "More trouble with Gardasil":

"Sisters Brianna, left, and Annie Faiella of Sandwich both have experienced possible negative side effects from Gardasil shots. Annie has developed a rash and Brianna bronchial problems."


Kim: Sorry to hear about your difficulties and wish you the best. May I ask if your reaction has been reported to VAERS?


I am a victim of the gardasil vaccine, I was healthy..probably the healthiest I have been in my life. I got the vaccine and then I could barely walk, I could barely do anything. All of the symptoms the vaccine left me with made me believe that I was going to die. Well 5 months later I am still here, but still suffering. I am only 21, yet I feel as if I am 70. Staying awake for even 10 hours is a feat for me. I had to cut my hours at work and my grades plummeted. I never feel good anymore I feel so unhealthy and sometimes I wonder when I go to sleep at night if I will ever wake up. I am so depressed now, on medication for my depression because I am so afraid of dying and all of my dreams for the future are gone. Thanks gardasil for making me "one less" girl. You took everything away from me.


We have to keep warning people but sometimes there's a price for it. But it's not a very high price-- just a little social ostracism and bad vibes; nothing that someone who's been through the autism holocaust can't handle.

I told some checkout girl at our local natural products store about the risks and she's been pissed at me for more than a year. She got the shot and, as she put it defiantly, "nothing happened".

It's surpring to see this in the "health nut" community but what stymies some in that realm is this really weird new version of new age philosophy: that if you don't believe, say, the lead in prenatal vitamins can induce brain damage in your children, then the lead can't touch your children. It follows of course that you'll only be mugged or raped while walking through the industrial wasteland part of town if you believe it possible: bad thoughts attract bad things!

Other than being a completely infantile belief system (my bad thoughts made the plane crash), it's an odd kind of "sucking up" to the force of evil. I won't think bad things about Merck and so I won't have a vaccine reaction. I won't think bad things about those meth heads in the alley and so they won't attack me.

The more evil something is, the more imminent the danger, the more people have this bizarre response. So giving information is seen as a form of offense, a way of putting people at risk. You made them afraid and now they'll be bad juju magnets.

Some people who otherwise think of themselves as reasonable have a similar reaction without the faux granola philsophy and you realize that there IS no philosophy behind it: just superstition, conformity, air-headedness. It's so hideously stupid that you wonder why you bother to put yourself out for others to warn them, but there's always that one person who gasps, says they never would have known if you hadn't warned them in time and does their homework.


you hit the nail on the head again JB.

I believe Gardasil is designed to hit the boys and girls that the Thimerosal misses....

I just received an e from the A-Speaks group, somehow they want people to form groups to sing Chrismas carols and raise money at the same time.

nothing is sacred to these people...


You might want to add this, courtesy of Cynthia Janak's excellent site
( Last time I checked, a vaccine that gives people the disease it's supposed to prevent is supposed to be a no-no:

Gardasil Vaccination Results in Three Outbreaks of Genital Warts in Fiji School Children
By Hilary White
November 18, 2008 ( – Gardasil, the vaccine being pushed by governments around the world to combat the spread of human papillomavirus (HPV), has been linked in Fiji with 3 cases of outbreaks of genital warts among primary school students. HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection which causes genital warts, has been linked to the development of cervical cancer in women and governments around the world are implementing mandatory vaccination programs using Gardasil.

With the Fijian government pressing forward with mass vaccination programs, Matelita Ragogo, writing in the Fiji Times, asks, “Are our girls guinea pigs?”

She reports that within three months of the government approving Gardasil vaccinations for school girls, three primary school students were reported to have “reacted negatively” to the vaccination. Ragogo points out that although the Fijian government has approved the vaccine for use on young girls, the testing process for the drug is not expected to be completed until 2009. Nevertheless, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has “fast-tracked” approval of the drug after a six-month review process.


Brain washed is correct. But everytime I mention it I get really hostile reactions. Oh well, that won't shut me up!!

I did know of a 15 year old who "mysterious" developed asthma and allergies. Her mother WOULDN'T even listen to the evidence that is was the dirty vaccine. She kept saying, "vaccines would NEVER cause such things."

Idiots I say!


Teresa - my sister did the same thing with my niece (stopped after one shot) after I mentioned that she needed to research Gardasil ALOT more before allowing the rest of the series.

There has been talk of giving it to boys. Here at my house - when hell freezes over!


The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) website is down.


I do not think an electric chair would be unfair for anyone that created and marketed this vaccine.

I know this may not be politically correct, but I feel great rage over this.

Teresa Conrick

I was able to stop a mom from taking her daughter back after her daughter's first injection. Honestly, the mother was fine with canceling the other 2 shots and grateful for the information, her daughter though was upset because her friends "were doing it" and the commercial made her scared not to do it.

These girls are being brainwashed. My own 14 yo came running to me when she first saw the commercials, scared that she had to get these shots or she would die.

Thanks JB, for putting this all together because it is the facts and vivid accounts of harm that will educate a parent or a teen. It is devastating to read.

All of these propaganda, fear mongering commercials -swine flu, HPV, influenza, etc- are like Orson Wells' martian invasion on the radio 60 some years ago : a well orchestrated play to set up panic.

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