Welcome to the Canadian Gardasil Awareness Network. This blog is for information on the Gardasil Vaccine and it’s social, political, and health ramifications. Visit the links page to see other websites with additional information.
Girls are the Future
Q: Gardasil was designed to prevent infection with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and the potential of developing cervical cancer and genital warts.
Q: Gardasil only ‘protects’ against 4 strains out of approximately 100 strains of HPV – hence the name “quadravalent” vaccine
Q: Many individuals experience side effects after vaccination; such as headache, fatigue, fever, soreness to the injection site, etc.
A: True. However, there are many other side effects that can be experienced, including acute onset of juvenile arthritis, seizures and death. The full list of these is available in the vaccine insert.
Q: There have been very few deaths associated with this vaccine.
A: False. There have been approximately 103 deaths in the US and at least one in Canada, that may be attributed to this vaccine. Many more deaths are reported each year, but the cause cannot be clearly associated with the administration of the Gardasil shot. The question of death rates is how many deaths are too many for the shot to be deemed unsafe.
Q: Getting vaccinated will prevent my daughter from getting cervical cancer.
A: The vaccine claims to protect against four of the nearly 100+ strains of HPV. The strains 6, 11, 16, 18 are the most widely known carcinogenic strains which Gardasil claims to protect against. There is also new evidence that shows that girls who have been vaccinated may be at GREATER risk of developing cervical cancer.
“Not only will Gardasil not cure pre-existing HPV, it can also make symptoms worse. Women who already have the virus without knowing it could suffer massive outbreaks of genital warts or abnormal precancerous lesions, both of which require extensive treatment. While Gardasil is marketed as a preventative vaccine, Merck still suggests that women who have been exposed to one or more HPV strains get the vaccine in the hope that it will protect them from the remaining strains. However, in VAERS reports obtained by Judicial Watch there are 78 separate cases where, after receiving the vaccine, patients experienced outbreaks of warts.” – A Judicial Watch Special Report – Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records (2009)
As well, the vaccine’s protection is between 3.5 – 5 years, which means that a girl vaccinated at age nine would need to be vaccinated several times in her teen years.
Note: Third World countries have the highest incidence of HPV infections and mortalities likely because screening programs for cervical cancer and medical treatment is not available or of the same standards as in wealthy nations.
Q: It is not possible for vaccines to be contaminated with viruses or DNA because the manufacturing process is well controlled.
A: In a statement dated Oct 21, 2011, the FDA admitted that: “The presence of DNA fragments is expected in Gardasil and not evidence of contamination. Based on the scientific information available to FDA, Gardasil continues to be safe and effective, and its benefits continue to outweigh its risks.” This is new information which was not revealed at the time Merck submitted it’s vaccine for approval with the FDA. This ommission is a breach of the FDA’s own regulations, yet the FDA claims it knew this information all along. The vaccine is essentially marketed as a recombinant vaccine, but is in actuality a DNA vaccine. DNA vaccine technology is new and not well understood and therefore more stringently regulated. If prior knowledge existed that DNA was in the vaccine, it may have been an effort to circumvent the regulations weighing down DNA vaccine production.
**Historically, there have been many instances of contaminated vaccine being released for sale and even given to unsuspecting people – even when there was full knowledge of the contamination. (See Vaccine Industry page)
If you are a parent of a girl about to receive her Gardasil vaccination, then please explore the information on this site and become informed. More information will be made available as it comes to light.