Friday, September 3, 2010

Parents want HPV vaccine banned after it wrecked health of their daughters

A group of American mothers wants the HPV vaccine Gardasil banned after it ruined the health of their teenage daughters. The "safe" vaccine supposed to protect against cervical cancer has harmed thousands of girls and a small number have died directly after having the shot. The girls have suffered a range of serious side effects, from seizures, strokes, auto-immune disorders, chronic fatigue, hair loss, headaches, heart pain, weak muscles, vision and hearing loss and paralysis. Marian Greene, whose daughter was affected by Gardasil, has set up a website where other mothers can document the side effects suffered by their daughters. One of the mothers, who sits on the group's board, ha said her own daughter died after being given the vaccine. Merck, Gardasil"s manufacturer, maintains it is safe and effective. Since the US"s drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved the vaccine in 2006, around 40 million doses have been administered to teenage girls around the world. Merck now want to vaccinate teenage boys as well while Truth About Gardasil wants it banned. (Source: The Truth About Gardasil;

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