How the U.S. Government is Covering Up HPV Vaccine Side Effects

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.

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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