Katie Couric Reports on Serious Vaccine Safety Issues
February 19, 2009
There are new concerns about Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents a virus that may cause cervical cancer.
What makes this new information even more compelling is that Spain actually withdrew 75, 000 doses of the vaccine from their market just last week.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has compared Gardasil adverse events to the meningitis vaccine; Gardasil injections resulted in three times the number of Emergency Room visits -- more than 5,000. Reports of side effects were up to 30 times higher with Gardasil.
Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the NVIC, said,
"Now we know from this report that there are more reactions and deaths associated with Gardasil than with another vaccine given in the same age group. It's irresponsible not to take action."
We are also proud to announce a joint collaboration with NVIC, and after many months of intensive effort they have a new site up that will allow them to serve as the premier source of vaccine safety information.