Gardasil for your daughter or not - FamilyEducation
Gardasil for your daughter or not
12/01/2011 at 13:45 PM

There is a new threat to young women. Not the kind of pervert lurking on the corner behind a tree. One that is waltzing across your television with promises of “one less”. Merck has developed a HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which does, in all likely hood, do what is intended, most of the time. Unfortunately, it also kills young women. One who died was healthy and seventeen prior to receiving the series of shots. One was twelve and had prior complications.

According to CDC article, as of September 15, 2011 there have been 40 million vaccinations and " there have been a total 71 VAERS reports of death among those who have received Gardasil®. There were 57 reports among females, 3 were among males, and 11 were reports of unknown gender. Thirty four of the total death reports have been confirmed and 37 remain unconfirmed due to no identifiable patient information in the report such as a name and contact information to confirm the report. A death report is confirmed (verified) after a medical doctor reviews the report and any associated records. In the 34 reports confirmed, there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine and some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination."

Before you post something, T H I N K. T: Is it true? H: Is it helpful? I: Is it important? N: Is it necessary? K: Is it kind? If your implication were verifiable (true) then it would have been helpful, important, and necessary. This post I am making now is surely not kind, but I hope it is helpful to others.

If EVERY SINGLE one of the deaths reported to the CDC had been caused by the vaccine, that would be about 2 in a million. Oddly, I'm not a fan of Gardasil. I'm not having my kids vaccinated while they are kids. Before they are adults, we'll have a little chat about all the decisions that come with a decision to be sexually active (in or out of marriage), and they can get themselves vaccinated. In fact, I think I'll have that chat today!