Naomi Snell, 28 years old from Melbourne, Australia is the lead of a class action lawsuit against drug maker Merck after having autoimmune and neurological complications after getting the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. After getting the first 3 shots of the vaccine, she started having convulsions, severe neck and back pain, as well as paralysis. She went in to the doctor and they diagnosed her with multiple sclerosis, which was later linked to neurological reaction to the vaccine. Seven other women, who have had a variety of symptoms since after having the vaccine, such as anaphylaxis and a miscarriage, may join Naomi in the civil lawsuit.
One of the injury cases, as explained in the movie The Greater Good, s about Gabi Swank, 15 years old, decided to get the vaccine after seeing the “Be One Less” Gardasil vaccine commercial. She was never told of the possible side effects of the vaccine which is given as 3 shots, generally in the arm. After the filming of the documentary she already had 2 strokes, had partial paralysis, lost some of her vision, and even today has very frequent seizures. Many of her days in high school were spent in a wheelchair because of the amount of muscle pain and fatigue she had on a daily basis.
Thirteen-year-old Jenny Tetlock began seeing side effects about a month after she got the HPV virus vaccine. A year later, she had a degenerative muscle disease that almost left her completely paralyzed.
Holly Kysar of New Mexico received her first shot in May of 2007 and her second in July of 2007. She started to experience side effects immediately but the doctor didn’t think it was an issue when it came time for her second shot she experienced these side effects right after the second shot; fainting, dizziness, nausea, weakness, body aches. Her first known seizure was in November of 2007 with what Holly states is brain fog. As of today she still has seizures that are being controlled with medication and she still complains of brain fog and finds it difficult to concentrate and retain information. Holly’s symptoms at time of writing continue and include seizures, fatigue, irritability, depression, muscle and joint pain, headaches, painful menstrual cramps, hair loss and rash.
And these stories are all just to name a few, there have been many others reported around the world that are causing serious symptoms even death to young women who are uneducated of the risks of the Gardasil shot. Dr. Ian Sutton did a study in 2009 about the risks of Gardasil and his findings were this:
“We report five patients who presented with multifocal or atypical
demyelinating syndromes within 21 days of immunization with the
quadrivalent human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. Although the
target population for vaccination, young females, has an inherently high
risk for MS, the temporal association with demyelinating events in these
cases may be explained by the potent immuno-stimulatory properties of
HPV virus-like particles which comprise the vaccine.”
Some documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act talk about 26 deaths reported following the HPV vaccination between September 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011. 26 deaths in one year over 1 vaccination. Other side effects include seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short term memory loss, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and Ovarian cysts as most were mentioned earlier in the articles.
It is currently unknown what is causing these horrible side effects, Gardasil contains genetically engineered virus-like protein-particles as well as aluminum, which affects how your immune system functions. This vaccine was never deemed fully safe, Merck only studied the vaccine in fewer than 1,200 girls under 16 before it was put out to market. It was very fast-tracked to being licensed and sold. Most of the side effects experienced during the trial period were said to be “coincidence” by Merck and government officials. Is the risk worth it? Gardasil only protects against 4 of the 100 types of HPV viruses. So many girls are uneducated to this fact. They think if they get the shot they will be protected against all HPV viruses, some think it even protects against all STD’s in general. This is wrong yet again.Gardasil only protects against 4 HPV viruses only. If you have already been exposed to an HPV virus it also doesn’t help to treat it or make it go away. So I’ll leave the question to you; is getting the Gardasil vaccination worth the risk?