Truth about Gardasil
By: Tamara Hill, R.N. J.D.
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer. In 2006, Merck, Inc. made a vaccine, called Gardasil, to protect girls and young women against contracting certain strains of the virus. Since June 2006, more than 23 million young women and girls ages 11-26 have received the vaccine. At first glance, this would sound like a great thing.... a way to protect your daughter from cervical cancer. Certainly that is what Merck wants you to think. But, what do they know about the dangerous side effects that they are not telling you while they profit from the vaccine distribution?
Well, first, they know that over 30 young women and girls have DIED after taking Gardasil. One death reported to the Centers for Disease Control was that of an 11-year-old girl who died of a heart attack soon after receiving the Gardasil injection.
Second, they know about the numerous other injuries that can be caused by Gardasil such as paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (which slowly paralyzes the body from the bottom up, leaving its victims on ventilators for an extended period of time followed by countless months of rehabilitation to learn to function again, if and when the paralysis recedes), seizures, stroke and pancreatitis. These side effects are related to the damages Gardasil causes to the autoimmune system. Despite their knowledge, Merck continues to aggressively market Gardasil on television. Not only that, Merck has had their paid lobbyists convince legislators in 20 states to make the Gardasil vaccine MANDATORY for school-age girls.
As a nurse, a lawyer and the mother of a teenage daughter, I considered Gardasil, but then I did some research. Gardasil is not effective against all types of HPV and not all cervical cancers are caused by HPV. Merck is playing on the fear we all have of cancer to sell their product. Before you choose to get vaccinated, or have your daughter or granddaughter vaccinated, do your homework. Ask yourself; does the risk associated with the vaccine outweigh the limited benefit of the vaccine itself?
If you or a loved one has suffered any negative side effects after receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccination, call Hill-Boren today for a case evaluation.