Ever since vaccination was discovered by Edward Jenner in the late 18th century, there has been a regular usage of the same to prevent some diseases by building resistance against them in a young age.
Vaccination is a process which deals with administering antigenic material which further stimulates the human body to develop an adaptive immunity to any disease causing organism.
While most vaccines are quite harmless and very effective to tackle certain diseases, some specific vaccines due to the lack of scientific research have proven to be lethal.
The vaccines used to avoid the diseases caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), are among the vaccines with most controversy that many people have debated their introduction into the market.
HPV Vaccines: Primary Objective vs Alarming Controversy
While low-risk HPV strains can cause warts, the high-risk HPV is notoriously infamous for increasing the vulnerability of body to develop cancerous cells in the cervix, vagina, vulva, throat, etc.
- Gardasil was approved for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the year 2006 and was recommended to be administered to girls in the age group of 9 to 25 years.
- In the year 2011, an Advisory Committee on immunization practices also allowed this vaccine to be given to males of the age group 11 to 21 years.
- Another HPV vaccine which goes by the name Cervarix was reportedly licensed in the year 2009.
These vaccines have served as remedy to prevent HPV related infections, but with the passage of time a lot of loopholes have opened up, exposing the HPV vaccination controversies.
Here are some major reasons that may prompt you to rethink about HPV vaccination:
#1: HPV Shots Have Caused Deaths And Disabilities
It might be quite surprising to imagine that a vaccine can ever cause the death of a human being, but several strong evidences suggest that HPV vaccines are dangerous enough to cause loss of life.
Dr. Sin Hang Lee, the scientist who performed the post mortem tests of a girl who died immediately after receiving the Gardasil vaccine, has successfully extracted the HPV-16 L1 gene DNA in her blood and spleen tissue samples. It was then confirmed that these fragments also constitute the vaccine.
A lot of other cases involving deaths and disabilities after the administration of the Gardasil vaccine were reported. Related read:
- Death and Disability from the HPV Vaccines
- 139 Girls Have Died From HPV Vaccinations
- Healthy teenage girl dies hours after first HPV vaccine shot
Recommended read: What’s The Age Limit of HPV Vaccination Shot – Are You Too Late for It?
#2: Severe HPV Vaccine Side Effects and Health Risks
The key objective of vaccination is to use antigenic material in order to excite the immune system of the body and to ensure its activation should any such virus end up infecting the body.
But HPV vaccines reportedly caused the immune system of some people to overreact in a destructive and dangerous manner. These immune based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders have caused severe side effects and other serious medical conditions to some people – including premature ovarian failure. Related read:
- VAERS Figures & Report: Increase in Adverse Injuries and Deaths from HPV Vaccines
- International Medical Researchers Issue Warning about HPV Vaccine Side Effects
- Oncology Dietitian Exposes Fraud in CDC’s HPV Vaccine Effectiveness Study
- Scientists Explain Why HPV Vaccines Are Unsafe
#3: U.S. Court Paid $5.9 Million Lawsuit Compensation to HPV Vaccine Victims
In year 2013, Judicial Watch revealed that out of the claims that have been filed against the makers of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded $5,877,710 dollars as compensation to 49 victims suffered death or injuries caused by the HPV vaccine.
[ Source: WashingtonTimes ]
This appear to contradict the FDA’s statements that the HPV vaccination is safe.
Indeed, not only in the U.S. but there are many HPV vaccine related lawsuits filed globally, including 945-million-yen lawsuit filed over cervical cancer vaccines in Japan.
Recommended read: How to Fight HPV Infections by Boosting Your Body Immune System
#4: Japan Government Withdrew HPV Vaccine Recommendation for Girls
In December 2010, both Merck’s Gardasil and Cervarix were provided at no cost to Japanese girls between the ages of 12-16 years old.
Despite the vaccine was officially included in Japan’s national immunization program in April 2013, 2 months later Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare publicly announced that it had decided to withdraw its HPV vaccine recommendation – due to numerous reports that formerly healthy vaccine recipients were experiencing alarming adverse side effects.
[ Source: Medscape ]
Additionally, SaneVax revealed that France banned advertising Gardasil as an anti-cancer vaccine in their country back in August 2010, while India also expressed concerns of false advertising on Cervarix that were misleading the public.
#5: Researchers Still Doubt The Effectiveness of HPV Vaccines
A lot of researchers still dispute about the scientific effectiveness that the manufacturers of the HPV vaccine claim, and there are many statistics concerning the effectiveness of Gardasil stand against it.
While Gardasil was created for the sole purpose of avoiding any HPV related infections, statistical data collected for the past 8 to 10 years indicate there are very little unvaccinated girls who showed symptoms and signs of HPV infections.
- Merck Dr. Exposes Gardasil Scandal: Ineffective, Deadly, Very Profitable
- Cervical cancer jabs cast into doubt after experts question effectiveness
In video below, Dr. Tomljenovic shared the data suggesting that there is no indication for this vaccine in the setting of Pap smear efficacy, and the HPV shot risks including death and permanent disability have a known scientific mechanism.
#6: Insider Warnings From Merck’s HPV Vaccine Lead Developer
The safety and effectiveness of HPV vaccines are questioned and warned by Dr. Diane Harper, the lead researcher in the development of Gardasil and Cervarix.
Dr. Diane Harper revealed that there is no clinical data that show that Gardasil remains effective beyond 5 years, while there are risks of death surrounding the controversial administration of Gardasil:
In the interview below, Dr. Diane Harper shares her insights regarding HPV and its vaccinations.
#7: Does HPV Vaccine Promote Unprotected Sex Among Youth?
HPV vaccine is center of controversy among parents. In addition to the safety concern –
Some parents worry that HPV vaccination will encourage promiscuity and unprotected sex among young people – despite study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows HPV vaccine “was not associated with increased sexual activity related outcome (pregnancy, testing or diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection, and contraceptive counseling)”.
While another common HPV vaccination related debate among the parents include “why does my child need HPV shot if she/he is not sexually active?”
Hear why homeopathic practitioner Robert Scott Bell calls the HPV vaccine a crime against kids in video below.
HPV Vaccines Controversy: What is Your Take?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HPV vaccination rate has been in increasing trend though at a slow pace.
Based on year 2015 data, 6 out of 10 teen girls (63%) and 5 out of 10 teen boys (50%) in the United States have started the HPV vaccination series (i.e. received at least one dose of HPV vaccine).
Nonetheless, the debates over HPV vaccine safety, efficacy and need have been going on for years and unlikely to stop.
What is your take on this? Leave your comments below to share your thoughts!