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November 15, 2008 | 52,163 views
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by Barbara Loe Fisher


On October 21, 2008 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in association with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a report on Gardasil vaccine safety that amounts to a cover-up of serious reactions, including paralysis and deaths, that have been reported to the government's Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

On October 24, 2008, the National Vaccine Information Center issued a press release that calls on the CDC and FDA to release to the public the study design, data and names of principal investigators involved in the report maintaining that Gardasil vaccine is safe with no serious side effects. NVIC will also be calling on the newly elected President and members of Congress to remove the nation's vaccine safety monitoring system from DHHS and place it in a separate entity reporting directly to Congress.


Sadly, U.S. government officials have learned nothing in the past 26 years from parents asking for investigation of vaccination side effects and identification of individuals at higher risk for having vaccine reactions so their lives can be spared.

Now, a callous disregard for human life, which has been tragically demonstrated for decades, is once again illustrated in this latest refusal to properly evaluate the risks of the newly licensed Gardasil vaccine. Why should anyone have confidence in government and drug company officials who do not bother to scientifically investigate the biological mechanisms contributing to serious reactions, injuries and deaths and why some individuals may be more vulnerable than others for suffering Gardasil reactions?


Conflicts of interest are rampant in a mass vaccination infrastructure that has the same people, who are regulating and promoting vaccines, also evaluating vaccine safety. This kind of conflict of interest cannot be tolerated. The people -- and only the people being told and often forced to buy and use vaccines -- can reform the system by getting involved in the democratic process and appealing to their elected officials and demanding change. Because 26 years is long enough to wait for those in government responsible for ensuring vaccine safety to do the right thing.


At the end of the day, the only way we can have the ability to place economic and political pressure on the public health system to change is to have the right to make informed, voluntary decisions about which vaccines we and our children use.

The right to informed consent to vaccination or any medical intervention which carries a risk of injury or death is a human right. Anything less, as we can see from the latest whitewash of Gardasil vaccine risks by government health officials we are supposed to trust, is a threat to both individual and public health.

Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Defend Vaccine Exemptions

With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.

NVIC Advocacy poster


National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact. It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.

Signing up for NVIC's free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your Smart Phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up-to-date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community. Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up-to-date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips.

So please, as your first step, sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal.

Share Your Story with the Media and People You Know

If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don't share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.

I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the "other side" of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.

We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination. The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than "statistically acceptable collateral damage" of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn't be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:

  • NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims: View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
  • If You Vaccinate, Ask 8 Questions: Learn how to recognize vaccine reaction symptoms and prevent vaccine injuries.
  • Vaccine Freedom Wall: View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.

Connect with Your Doctor or Find a New One That Will Listen and Care

If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don't want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination.

However, there is hope.

At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they're starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents. It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.

So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child.


Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Over 10,000 adverse reactions, including 27 deaths, have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System in relation to Gardasil. Yet, the CDC and FDA are alleging that the vast majority, or even ALL, of these cases are not related to the vaccine. Therefore, they say, Gardasil is safe.

What prompted the CDC and FDA to imply that all 10,000+ reactions to Gardasil are a mere coincidence? They reviewed data from several managed-care organizations and found “no increased risk of a pre-specified set of possible side effects.”

This leaves a lot of questions unanswered, such as how did they choose which medical records to evaluate? What were they looking for? Who did the looking? And how did they interpret what they saw?

Yet, this information is not being made public so that independent researchers can confirm or refute the findings. This is why the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), which was co-founded by Barbara Loe Fisher, one of the top vaccine experts in the world, is calling for the CDC and FDA to publicly release the study design, data, and names of principal investigators involved.

“Transparency in government is essential to trust in government and replication is the hallmark of good science,” said NVIC president Barbara Loe Fisher.

 “Parents of young girls and women cut down in their prime -- some of them paralyzed or dead within hours or days of getting Gardasil vaccine -- deserve better answers than a whitewashing of this vaccine’s very serious side effects.

Until there is an independent confirmation of these unverified findings by individuals and companies without financial ties to the government or industry, it is not credible.”

NVIC is not the only group calling for an urgent investigation into the dangerous side effects of Gardasil.

Independent health researcher Grace Filby, who won a Churchill Fellowship for her research into phage therapy, is calling on the government for more research because she believes not enough is known about the effects of the vaccine on children with pre-existing medical conditions and weakened immune systems.

She says:

"We simply do not know whether the vaccine interacts with other medication or medical conditions, and the manufacturers have not studied it yet. This could be a very valid reason why some families and schools might hesitate or opt out."

The Deception Surrounding This Vaccine is Sickening

The Gardasil vaccine is one of the most blatant deceptions going on in modern medicine. Well-meaning mothers are being deceived into thinking this shot will protect their daughters from cervical cancer, and some of them are now wondering HOW and WHY their young child died or became suddenly paralyzed.

And here’s the real kicker: Your body can clear up a human papilloma virus (HPV) infection on its own, and it does so more than 90 percent of the time.

HPV simply is NOT the scary monster that Merck’s vaccine ads are making it out to be.
At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection at some point in their lives, according to the National Prevention Information Network (NPIN). Most often, the infection causes no symptoms at all, and is easily cleared up by your immune system. In some cases the infection can result in genital warts, and much less often, cervical and other genital cancers.

So women who receive the Gardasil vaccine are risking serious side effects to protect against a virus that typically causes no symptoms and no harm. This is true even of the “high-risk” HPV infections.

Even the National Cancer Institute says:

"It is important to note, however, that the great majority of high-risk HPV infections go away on their own and do not cause cancer."

This is why although more than 6 million women contract HPV annually, cervical cancer claims less than 3,900 women -- most of which are due to not getting regular Pap smears. In the U.K., cervical cancer claims only 400 lives per year.

So before you even think about getting this potentially dangerous vaccination for yourself or your daughter, make sure you know what you’re risking your health for.

Help to Support Vaccine Freedom and Choice

Gardasil is only one of many potentially dangerous and ineffective vaccines being pushed, and in some cases, mandated, on our children. In the past 25 years, the number of doses of vaccines that pediatricians give U.S. babies and children under age 6 has tripled. What does this mean? Children may receive:

  • 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6, with the first dose given at just 12 hours old, before the baby leaves the hospital
  • Eight vaccines on a single day once they’re 6 months old
  • Up to 12 vaccines on a single day once they’re 15 months
  • With the addition of 3 doses of HPV vaccine to the CDC's vaccine recommendations, pediatricians now give girls 69 doses of 16 vaccines from birth to age 18 (66 doses of 15 vaccines for boys)

It is up to each parent to decide for their child whether this manipulation of the immune system with increasing numbers of vaccines is a good thing or not. This is not a matter of being for vaccines or against them, it is a matter of defending your right to make educated, voluntary health care choices.

Yet, currently NVIC is being flooded with vaccine reaction reports and parents are reporting that they’re unable to get vaccine exemptions, or those they had are being pulled. We are reaching a critical mass. NVIC’s Web site will help a lot with awareness, but as more people become aware there will be the need for a bigger response, and that takes money.

NVIC is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic. If you would like to help them further their mission, you can donate now.

As far as what NVIC will immediately use the funds for:

1. To launch a national education campaign about vaccine risks and wellness alternatives to vaccination

2. To continue to work for vaccine freedom to protect and expand state vaccine exemption laws

3. To expand counseling services for parents reporting vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths

4. To educate Congress about the need to remove the vaccine safety monitoring system from federal health agencies responsible for developing, regulating, making policy for and promoting mass use of vaccines, and create a new vaccine safety monitoring entity with public participation and directly reportable to Congress

NVIC does not promote the use of vaccines, nor do they advise against them. Rather, they support your right to make an informed vaccine choice for yourself and your family.

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