November 25, 2013
One of France’s top medical experts appealed for calm Monday as a scare over a widely administered vaccine that prevents cervical cancer gathered momentum.
Daniel Floret, the chair of the national committee that oversees vaccinations, said there was no evidence to link Gardasil, a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), with serious auto-immune conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Floret was responding to a criminal complaint filed by Marie-Oceane Bourguignon, 18, against Gardasil’s French distributor, Sanofi Pasteur MSD.
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