Chivalry is Alive and Well in Gardasil for Boys: But Will Your Boy Be Alive and Well?
Hollywood, California, June 7, 2010 — In the four years since the approval of Gardasil there has been 18,229 adverse reactions and 70 deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS) with an estimated 1 to 10% of the victims reporting. On September 8, 2009 the FDA approved the use of Gardasil for boys ages 9 to 26. How is it that with increasing numbers of adverse reactions amongst girls that the same vaccine can in good faith be marketed to boys?
On September 11, 2009, ABC News Men’s Health Coverage posted an article titled Doctors Say ‘Wait And See’ Before Prescribing Gardasil In Boys - Experts Advise Caution After FDA Panel Approves HPV Vaccine for Males (HERE) stating that “some say a conservative approach should be taken in vaccinating boys until more evidence is in.”
TruthAboutGardasil.org (TAG) is demanding to know what evidence has come in between September of 2009 and May of 2010 to warrant marketing the vaccine to boys. Other than the fact that Merck has saturated the adolescent girl’s market, and is moving on to another market. This is a tactic historically used by pharmaceutical and tobacco companies when targeted markets realize risks outweigh benefits. They strategically shift into “virgin” demographics.
TAG is already receiving queries from young men adversely affected by the vaccine:
“I am a 25 year old male who has received two doses of the Gardasil Vaccine. First dose was Dec 1, 2009 and the second one on February 1, 2010. In recent weeks I have been experiencing severe abdominal pain. I thought it was a hernia at first but it was not. I have been told to observe and that is very frustrating. I was just wondering if you have heard any stories from males experiencing abdominal pain after getting the vaccine. Also what should I do? How can I get rid of this pain?”
On May 28, an angered parent from Florida posted this comment to the National Vaccine Information Center’s Investigate Gardasil Vaccine Risks NOW petition site:
“My daughter and my son both had the shot on the same day. My daughter had a seizure less than a month after the shot, and my son had a seizure three months after the shot. My children are healthy kids; 17 and 14, who have no history of seizures in their family. Please realize that this vaccine is a killer and should be taken off the market. I am just worried sick that my children will have more adverse reactions in the future.”
Do we need to wait another four years and watch the statistics rise in the VAERS reports for adolescent boys before these vaccines are taken off the market?
With crucial information lacking about the vaccine’s duration and potential to protect against cancer in males, vaccinating young boys is discouraged until such time as additional safety and efficacy studies have been completed.
Visit WWW.TRUTHABOUTGARDASIL.ORG to learn more about how to protect your child.
my daughter (13) has received the full course of Gardisil. 3 months after her second shot she developed Erythema Nodosum, righ shin and knee, we did not even think to link it as the info leaflet indicated the worst reaction would be slight fever, swelling of injection site, perhaps fainting. Pretty much if she was ok within 15 minutes then no worries. EN cleared, she returned to school and was given her third shot. 6 weeks later EN returned, this time worse, right thigh, knee and shin, she was admitted to hospital but all blood tests etc showed nothing. After 6 weeks EN dissapeared but she still had joint stiffness and pain in right knee. Two months later EN retuned, thi time the whole right thigh, knee and shin are affected with knee swollen and painful, both arms are affected with bruising and pain, her chest, neck and shoulders are stiff and painful, she is tired and slightly depressed at times. Again admitted to hospital, blood, virology, bacteriology and inflamation markers all negative. Consultant actually asked her if she was self harming or being bullied at home - she would have to be a psychopath to do this to herself. I suggested the link between EN and Gardisil, doc said he had looked into it but found no evidence. Basically we have been offered no explination or advice other than take her home, feed her painkillers and we will see how it goes. She has gone from a fit, healthy, competative, sporty 13 year old to a disabled, painkiller dependant, bruised and sore kid in 6 months. I just cant get away from the Gardasil link and it makes me wonder what the chances of her contracting HPV were in the first place. I feel absolutely sick and responsible for allowing the vaccination. We are too easily assured of the "good" of a drug by big money orientated companies. Watch out world - just use a condom!
Posted by: mck | August 20, 2011 at 07:00 AM
I just had my 12 year old daughter recieve her first gardasil shot today. I am not feeling confident in my decision. What will happen, if anything, if I choose not to pursue the second and third shots?
Posted by: Michelle Kassel | July 28, 2011 at 06:27 PM
What do you all know about Yaz? 4 years ago, for no reason at all, I have gotten something that no doctor can explain to me. I have constant painful spasms in my legs. I have not spent a moment without pain in 4 years. When the weather gets bad, the spasms travel up my spine.
My better half has told me when the spasms get really bad (they have pulled my knee caps out of socket with the strength and violence of those spasms) it looks like I am having a concious seizure.
Could Yaz or some vax have something to do with it? I started Yaz and updated my shots at the same time. I am desperate. My legs continue to get worse and I must now use a cane and my pulse is weak in my legs. I'm scared of how bad it could get.
Posted by: Theodora Trudorn | June 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM
I see that they are now trying to get Gardasil approved for women aged 45 and over. Next it will be infants.
Posted by: Carol | June 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM
My daughter is another young girl adversely effected by Gardasil. 3 years and counting. Trying everything we can get get her health back to the normal, athletic fit girl she was. It is a disgrace to see that there are already reports of boys having problems. For those naysayers, until it happens to your loved one you don't beleive. Beleive me, it will happen to you someday too.
Posted by: Upset Mom | June 13, 2010 at 09:33 PM
"So far we don't know for sure that vaccines caused any of the confirmed problems."
So, innocent until proven guilty? I'd rather have a clean safety trial - where most of the placebo group was an actual placebo group rather than an 'aluminum containing placebo' group and then compare the data. How many folks develop autoimmune problems after saline-only solution? Something worth finding out.
Posted by: sara | June 13, 2010 at 04:16 PM
"Amid questions about the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil one of the lead researchers for the Merck drug is speaking out about its risks, benefits and aggressive marketing.
Dr. Diane Harper says young girls and their parents should receive more complete warnings before receiving the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Harper helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published, scholarly papers about it. She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It’s highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved....
Merck and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain Gardasil is safe and effective, and that adequate warnings are provided, cautioning about soreness at the injection site and risk of fainting after vaccination. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found while the overall risk of side effects appears to be comparable to other vaccines, Gardasil has a higher incidence of blood clots reported. Merck says it continues to have confidence in Gardasil’s safety profile. Merck also says it’s looking into cases of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, reported after vaccination. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Merck and the CDC say there is currently no evidence that Gardasil caused ALS in the cases reported. Merck is also monitoring the number of deaths reported after Gardasil: at least 32. Merck and CDC says it’s unclear whether the deaths were related to the vaccine, and that just because patients died after the shots doesn’t mean the shots were necessarily to blame."
Posted by: Carol | June 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM
Thank you so much for this article! As the mother of a gardasil injured girl, I spend my time telling people about what happened to her and the many girls like her. It's sad to see that so many, now including males, are being injured by these HPV vaccines. I am sure your article will reach many and raise awareness about this issue.
Posted by: Marian Greene | June 12, 2010 at 07:25 PM
"Consider the questions raised by Merck's prescribing information packet on Gardasil. Of the 20,118 people injected with either Gardasil, their 'proprietary' AAHS control solution (which contained the vaccine adjuvant), or saline solution (a real placebo--typically used for clinical trials of a new treatment) there were 463 new 'medical conditions' reported. All of these 'conditions' occurred after enrollment in Merck's clinical trial. All of these conditions occurred in previously healthy young women. According to the information packet, these new medical conditions were 'potentially indicative of a systematic autoimmune disorder.'
463 new medical conditions occurring in a population of 20,118 young healthy women--is that not unusual?
It is also important to note these new medical conditions are not listed in the 'adverse reactions' section of the information packet. They are enumerated near the end of a reasonably extensive prescribing information packet, where they could easily be overlooked.
New Medical Conditions Reported
Autoimmune Thyroiditis 5
Celiac Disease 16
Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Dependent 4
Erythemia Nodosum (inflammatory skin disorder) 6
Hyperthyroidism (overactive) 48
Hypothyroidism (underactive) 73
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 17
Multiple Sclerosis 6
Nephritis (inflammation of kidneys) 7
Optic Neuritis (inflammation of optic nerves) 2
Pigmentation Disorder 7
Raynaud's Phenomenon 7
Rheumatoid Arthritis 8
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome 1
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4
Posted by: Carol | June 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM
I just brought home a copy of Oprah magazine; features a three page ad for Gardasil with both a boy and a girl in it. Also has a little article about vaccines needed for traveling abroad this summer. Penance for giving Jenny McCarthy a platform?
Posted by: Garbo | June 11, 2010 at 07:28 PM
My daughter has also been injured by Gardasil and I will never allow my son to receive it. I cannot change what has happened to her but I tell everyone to research and read the stories of the injured girls before saying yes to Gardasil. If I had known about the risks I would never have give her the shot.
Posted by: norma gonzalez | June 11, 2010 at 05:43 PM
Andrew S. Talk to some of the parents of previously healthy girls. I do realize there have been alot of problems with a particular birth control (Yaz) but even if you discount those girls there are still way too many serious adverse events assiated with this vacc. I would never give it to any of my kids. I think the aluminum is bad news, but who the hell would know since they used aluminum in the "controls."
Posted by: jen | June 11, 2010 at 05:23 PM
On one of Dr. Wakefield's recent radio appearances he mentioned that a person involved with the development of Gardasil told him that it was never intended for use in developed countries, only in countries where pap smears were not readily available.
Financial considerations prevailed.
Posted by: Carol | June 11, 2010 at 04:53 PM
"But what about the girls who have been injured or died because of this vacccines? What about other countries who have pulled the vaccines?"
So far we don't know for sure that vaccines caused any of the confirmed problems. It's a little sad that everything on the internet is taken at face value. India is the only country I know that has pulled the vaccine and the reported reason is one of civil rights and Indian law.
Posted by: Andrew Solect | June 11, 2010 at 04:45 PM
Who wrote this article?
Posted by: Benedetta | June 11, 2010 at 03:05 PM
It is a disgrace they are being so careless with this vaccine when kids continue to have serious adverse reactions. I have no plans to give this to my son or daughter.
The interesting thing is that when you say this to some people, they act as if the reason you are refusing this vaccines is because of "premarital sex" reasons. No, I am not giving this because of safety reasons.
Then they will argue about the dangers of cervical cancer. And yes, cervical cancer is a real danger. But what about the girls who have been injured or died because of this vacccines? What about other countries who have pulled the vaccines?
The public has been brainwashed into believing this vaccine is some kind of miracle that has no side effects whatsoever. It was no miracle for the parents whose children are no longer alive or are injured. Very sad situation.
Until government-private company ties are severed, I don't feel the public will ever be able to feel truly safe. Money talks.
Posted by: Kym Grosso | June 11, 2010 at 12:10 PM
When HELL freezes over . . .
Posted by: Parent | June 11, 2010 at 11:11 AM
absolutely sickening. Their greed will ultimately be what does them in. I hate to say it but when a boy gets killed, the shit will hit the fan...
Posted by: jen | June 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM
Thank you for these articles.
My daughter was disabled by Gardasil and I will never allow my son to receive it.
Parents should be aware of this deadly vaccine. For more information, go to WWW.TRUTHABOUTGARDASIL.ORG.
Posted by: Rosemary Mathis | June 11, 2010 at 07:48 AM