Gardasil Vaccine: Safe for Girls?

(c) 2011, Written by Will Blesch

Gardasil is currently one of two vaccines on the market to fight against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Merck & Co., Inc manufactures Gardasil. The FDA approved it for use in 2006. Since then, over 23 million doses of Gardasil have been shipped.

However, is Gardasil safe? Is it really, really safe for your daughter? Your son?

Absolutely not.

Because of the potentially harmful and even downright deadly side effects of the Gardasil vaccine, you as a parent of a preteen girl (or boy) would do well to learn as much as possible before giving your consent for a vaccination.

Vaccinations are recommended most often for girls between the ages of 11-12, and to date, vaccinations of boys against HPV are not urged in the same way that vaccinations for teenage girls are.

In April 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tracy Wolf showed Action 7 News all her daughters’ doctor records after getting the Gardasil vaccine.

Wolf’s daughter Alexis has been sick for the past three years with uncontrollable vomiting and seizures that left her brain damaged. – Tracy Wolf has since filed suit against Merck & Co., Inc. (Action 7 News)

Although FDA approved, Gardasil is suspected in 21,474 adverse events and 93 deaths reported after HPV vaccinations, as reported by Radha Chitale in an article for ABC News entitled, “CDC Report Stirs Controversy for Merck’s Gardasil Vaccine.”  (ABC News Online)

Moreover, in 2008 the public interest group Judicial Watch got hold of thousands of reports obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Those reports told of, “everything from massive wart outbreaks to seizures, paralysis and death.” (

According to Gardasil’s own website, side effects of the vaccine include, “pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, fainting.” (

A VAERS report (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) from a physician stated a female patient was inoculated with a dose of Gardasil and, “Subsequently, the patient experienced a coma and is now paralyzed.” (

One has to wonder how a drug with so many side effects, and reported adverse events…and deaths…could gain FDA approval in the first place! Moreover, once these adverse events and deaths were reported, why did this drug remain approved? Why wasn’t approval withdrawn?

One might argue that out of 23 million doses, which were shipped between 2006 and 2008, there were only 93 deaths.


If you were the parent of one of those 93 girls that died, would you be happy that “only” 93 girls had died? One death is too many.

Of course, if you are making the kind of money that Merck & Co., Inc. has been making off the Gardasil vaccine…the cost of these 93 human lives is worth it.

In any case, if you don’t want to take such a pessimistic view on the matter, you still have to ask yourself why the FDA together with Merck & Co., Inc. have made such a giant marketing effort geared towards lawmakers and healthcare providers. This is especially the case when there are obviously very serious questions that  Merck Pharmaceutical (and the FDA) should be forced to answer before Gardasil is forced into the systems of a million more young girls!

Amazingly, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “Debate is heating up about whether or not to require girls to be vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts.

This flurry of state activity stems from the June 2006 recommendation by the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that routine vaccination is recommended for girls between ages 11 and 12.”

This debate has gone so far as to mandate vaccination with or without parental approval.

“The Michigan Senate was the first to introduce legislation (S.B. 1416) in September of 2006 to require the HPV vaccine for girls entering sixth grade, but the bill was not enacted. Ohio also considered legislation in late 2006 to require the vaccine (H.B. 703), which also failed.  Legislators in at least 41 states and D.C. have introduced legislation to require, fund or educate the public about the HPV Vaccine and at least 20 states have enacted this legislation, including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,  Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.”  (NCSL)

“On February 2, 2007, Texas became the first state to enact a mandate-by executive order from the governor-that all females entering the sixth grade receive the vaccine, with some exceptions.  Legislators in Texas passed H.B. 1098 to override the executive order and the governor withheld his veto.” (NCSL)

Are these legislators simply ignorant? Has Merck & Co., Inc. bought them off?

The push to vaccinate every young woman entering the sixth grade is simply horrifying in light of the documented adverse effects, side effects, and deaths surrounding the use of Gardasil.

Every parent should make themselves aware…read the literature…and then take on those that would take away their parental right of consent, take on the FDA and Merck & Co., Inc. and demand that this dangerous drug be removed from the market immediately.

It is not safe, and has been out there doing damage for far too long.

Gardasil makes the claim on their site that, “Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for you or your child.” (

That is not true. You’re the parent. You make the decision.


Chitale, Radha “CDC Report Stirs Controversy for Merck’s Gardasil Vaccine” ABC News, 19 August, 2009 WEB

HPV Vaccine: State Legislation and Statutes,, WEB

Local Parent Files Lawsuit against Makers of Gardasil

Mother Warns Parents against Vaccine Dangers, Action 7 News,, 18 April, 2010 WEB

Smith, Peter J. “Controversial HPV Vaccine Causing One Death per Month: FDA Report”, 3 July, 2008 WEB

Gardasil Side Effects,, WEB


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