October 21, 2011
Judicial Watch, a public-interest group that has leaked countless government reports, has recently uncovered FDA documents that reveal an additional 26 deaths associated with Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil.
In addition to the 26 deaths occurring between Sept. 1, 2010, and Sept. 15, 2011, the adverse-reaction reports also detail a number of severe side effects including seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short-term memory loss and Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
According to both the documents and the Judicial Watch, side effects associated with Gardasil include:
The information was received from the patient’s mother … concerning her healthy 14-year-old daughter who in August 2007, January 2008, and June 2008, was vaccinated with a first, second and third dose of Gardasil … It was reported that the patient experienced several symptoms including numbness and tingling in her fingers and toes, fatigue, a really hard time falling asleep, urinary tract infections, ovarian cyst, moody, trouble getting out of bed and seizures. The patient had had upwards of 150 seizures following her third shot in June 2008. During her seizures she stopped breathing for periods of 30 to 40 seconds. The patient was diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic syndrome and seizures. It was reported that the patient died due to ovarian cyst. The reporter felt that the patient’s symptoms were related to vaccination with Gardasil.
Additional information was received from a newspaper article concerning a 18-year-old female …who on 10-MAY-2007 was vaccinated with Gardasil … in the right arm … The patient who was a college freshman traveled on 05-OCT-2007 to visit her family for the weekend. The patient reportedly felt “slightly ill” upon her arrival and subsequently took an aspirin and went to bed awakening at 1:30 PM the following afternoon “appearing refreshed.” The patient became feverish again that night and woke at 1:00 a.m. the morning of 07-OCT-2007 with chills and a severe headache complaining that “my headache is about to explode.” The patient was taken to a local hospital, where a brain computed axial tomography (CAT) scan was performed and the brain revealed meningococcal disease in her brain and brain stem. The patient was immediately transferred to another hospital and died the evening of 07-OCT-2007 due to complications of meningitis.
Information has been received from a physician regarding a 15-year-old female who on 26-SEP-2007 was vaccinated with her second dose of Gardasil for prevention of HPV … Thirty minutes after the vaccination, the patient experienced a headache and that night went home and slept until the next morning. The patient woke up the next day and went to school. The school nurse called the patient’s mother and informed her that the patient felt tingling in both hands. Later that day, the patient was again sent to the nurse’s office due to a shaking sensation all over. Later that evening, things became worse and the patient started crying from the pain and burning in her back. The patient was taken to the emergency room by her parents. In the emergency room, the patient collapsed and was not able to walk; she was paralyzed from the waist down. It was reported that the patient was hospitalized for two months.
The documents add to the mountain of evidence that Gardasil is one of the most deadly vaccinations ever pushed on young children. Gardasil has already been linked to more than 49 deaths and thousands of negative reactions. These FDA documents simply add more reason to discontinue the Gardasil vaccine, however even in the face of compelling evidence it is actually being more widely distributed than ever. This is due to the corrupt nature of Gardasil manufacturer Merck, who utilized financial incentives to help pass a popular California law that allows children as young as 12 to receive the Gardasil shot without parental consent.
The deceptive history of Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine
Even beyond the large-scale political deception, Merck is actively deceiving consumers as well. By omitting the death link and serious side effects from their Gardasil advertisements, Merck is tricking consumers into thinking that the popular HPV shot is virtually harmless.
In fact, on the official Merck website there is no mention of death, seizures, or even Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Instead, Merck lists the most common symptoms as the only symptoms outside of allergic reaction. According to Merck, these symptoms include:
pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site
Of course this is absolutely false, and more severe symptoms were identified long before these recently uncovered FDA documents. Between May 2009 and September 2010 alone, Gardasil was linked to 3,589 harmful reactions and 16 deaths. Of the 3,589 adverse reactions, many were debilitating. Permanent disability was the result of 213 cases; 25 resulted in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome; and there were 789 other “serious” reports according to FDA documents. None of these are discussed on Merck’s website, or even in their widely-distributed print ads.