Both Gardasil and Menactra vaccines are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for grade school through college aged children, but according to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Gardasil has been implicated in many more adverse reactions than Menactra, raising plenty of questions about its safety.
“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.’ 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.” – Barbara Loe Fisher, NVIC co-founder and president
NVIC used the MedAlerts database to compile the data for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) figures and found that compared to Menactra, Gardasil is associated with twice as many ER visits (5,021), and four times as many deaths (29).
There have also 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 up to six times more fainting reports after Gardasil vaccination than after Menactra and 544 reports of seizures following Gardasil and 158 after Menactra.
This mother lost her daughter just days after receiving a Gardasil vaccination:
And this young girl is still suffering from Inflammation of the Central Nervous System as a result of a Gardasil vaccine reaction:
“Four girls had convulsions, one had a seizure and one had an epileptic fit. There were several cases of paralysis. One had Bell’s palsy, which paralyses the face; one had hemiparesis, which paralyses or severely weakens half the body; two experienced hypoaesthesia, in which the sufferer loses much of her sense of touch, and one had Guillain-Barré syndrome, which paralyses the legs.”
If you have daughters, how are you going to proceed? Roll the dice with these vaccines, or let them take their chances with the natural risks of living in a body?
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