Young girls around the country continue to be hurt by the HPV
vaccine. This is an alert sent to our Texas mail list that we
are forwarding to our national list in case some of our national
members are facing legislative attempts in your state to try to
mandate this vaccine.
Contact Texas Legislators to Prevent HPV
Vaccine Mandate in 2011
Watch this video of this poor teen that is
dying from complications of the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine.
The lawmaker that tried to pass a bill in
Kansas requiring the shot is now questioning the FDA on its
safety. If the Texas Legislature doesn’t extend the ban passed
last session to prevent the vaccine from being mandated, the
Health Commissioner is free to mandate this vaccine to anyone in
Texas before the start of the next legislative session. Please
call your state representative and state senator to extend the
ban on the mandate for the HPV vaccine.
The link to look up your legislators is
under the “Get Involved” section on our web site at
Let them know according to HB 1098 passed
last session, the ban expires on Jan. 11, 2011, and that there
are too many girls being hurt by this vaccine to allow for it to
be mandated by rule by the Health Commissioner after that date.
If they don’t remove the expriation date altogether or extend
the ban, Texas teen girls could be at risk before the start of
next legislative session.
NVIC has also issued a release detailing
many more serious reports of injuries following Gardasil shots.
It is posted below. Please take the time to communicate these
issues with your Texas Lawmakers. Thank you.
Kansas teen wants Gardasil taken off the market
08:55 PM CST on Sunday, February 15, 2009
It was a hot issue here in Texas a couple
of years ago. Now Gardasil, the vaccine against the virus that
causes cervical caner, is back in the spotlight.
Gabi Swank, a 16-year-old from Wichita,
Kansas, says she and other girls are dying from the side-effects
of the drug. Once a cheerleader with a 4.0 grade point average,
she is now homebound, suffering from seizures, migraines and
even two small strokes.
Swank’s doctors diagnosed her with cerebral
vasculatis, a terminal disease. And he blames Gardasil
Now, Swank and her mother are on a mission.
“She looked at me with the most somber face
and she said, ‘If I have to die to save other girls, then I am
prepared to do that’,” said Gabi’s mother, Shannon Schrag.
“I want this drug off the market,” said
Governor Rick Perry made headlines two
years ago when he made Texas the first state to require the
vaccine against human pappilomavirus (HPV), a sexually
transmitted disease. Conservatives and parents rights groups
felt the requirement condoned pre-marital sex.
The makers of Gardasil say the drug is
safe. They’re hoping to vaccinate boys as well.
NVIC Vaccine Risk Report Reveals More Serious Reaction
Reports After Gardasil
Safety Group Calls for Investigation
February 09, 2009 07:30 AM Eastern Time
serious adverse event reports to the federal Vaccine Adverse
Events Reporting System (VAERS) following Gardasil (HPV) and
another vaccine for meningococcal (Menactra), the National
Vaccine Information Center (www.NVIC.org) found that there are
three to 30 times more serious health problems and deaths
reported to VAERS after Gardasil vaccination. As reported by CBS
News, the longtime vaccine safety watchdog group is calling for
action, including an investigation by the Department of Health &
Human Services (DHHS) and the U.S. Congress into the
fast-tracked licensure and government recommendation that all
young girls and women get Gardasil vaccine.
“Merck only studied the vaccine in fewer
than 1200 girls under age 16 and most of the serious health
problems and deaths in the pre-licensure clinical trials were
written off as a 'coincidence,'” said NVIC co-founder and
president, Barbara Loe Fisher. “If the new Administration and
Congress want to make government recommended health care safer,
more effective and less expensive, a good place to start is by
looking into the human and economic costs of Gardasil vaccine.”
Gardasil and Menactra vaccines are
recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for
gradeschool, high school and college age children, although
Gardasil is only given to girls while Menactra is given to both
girls and boys. If reports of Gardasil vaccine-related adverse
events are only coincidental as maintained by CDC officials in
October 2008, there would be little or no difference in the
number and severity of adverse event reports for both vaccines.
Using the MedAlerts database, compiling
data for VAERS through November 30, 2008, NVIC found that
compared to Menactra, Gardasil is associated with at least twice
as many Emergency Room visit reports (5,021), four times as many
Death reports (29); five times as many “Did Not Recover” reports
(2,017) and seven times as many “Disabled” reports (261). There
have been 34 reports of thrombosis, 27 reports of lupus, 23
reports of blood clots, 16 reports of stroke, and 11 reports of
vasculitis following Gardasil vaccine given alone without any
other vaccines. There are three to six times more fainting or
syncope reports after Gardasil vaccination than after Menactra
and there have been 544 reports of seizures following Gardasil
and 158 after Menactra (73 Menactra-associated seizures involved
co-administration with Gardasil).
Rechallenge reports to VAERS involve
cases where there was a worsening of symptoms after repeated
vaccination. There were 275 Rechallenge reports after Gardasil
compared to eight after Menactra (7 Menactra-associated
Rechallenge reports involved co-administration with Gardasil).
In the entire VAERS database for all vaccine adverse event
reports, there are 467 rechallenge reports, of which nearly 60
percent are for Gardasil.
A 15-year old gymnast, cheerleader and
honor roll student in Kansas has been diagnosed with Gardasil
vaccine-related brain inflammation after receiving three
Gardasil shots. Her first symptoms included muscle and joint
weakness and pain, numbness and tingling in her hands and feet,
severe headaches excessive fatigue, rash, dizziness, and loss of
concentration after the first shot. After the second and third
shots she began losing her hair and developed seizures, bouts of
paralysis, mini-strokes, partial loss of vision, and severe
chest pain, memory and speech loss. Click here to learn more.
A 21-year old Maryland artist, athlete
and honor roll college student died suddenly without explanation
in June 2008 after her third Gardasil shot. She is one of the 29
Gardasil death reports in VAERS. Click here to learn more.
A nonprofit, non-medical organization
founded by parents of vaccine injured children in 1982, NVIC
issued three VAERS analyses in 2007 warning that Gardasil
appeared to be highly reactive and asking for federal health
agencies to inform physicians and parents about serious health
problems associated with the new vaccine.