This HPV vaccine is related to cancer, is supposed to prevent cancer. Even if you believe that this HPV vaccine is effective, it is only designed to confer immunity to 2 strains of HPV even though there are approximately 40 strains of the virus out in the wild that cause cervical cancer. The 2 strains that the vaccine covers do cause the majority of the cervical cancers that are caused by HPV. I’m still not convinced that the HPV vaccine is as effective as claimed. In addition, it is known to make a lot of girls sick, as attested to in this article. Although statistics give probabilities, if you or one of your loved ones is a victim of one of these vaccines, it can be a disastrous, tragic experience that results in a lot of pain, grief and suffering.
Just how safe is the cervical cancer jab? More and more families say their daughters suffered devastating side-effects from the HPV vaccine and experts are worried too.
When Katie Green was 15, like thousands of schoolgirls she was given a jab against the human papillomavirus (HPV). This has been linked to cervical cancer and, under an NHS scheme introduced in 2008, all girls aged 12 to 15 are offered the vaccine against it.
In November 2009, Katie brought home a school note about having the jab. Her mother Carol, 50, a teacher in the family’s home town of Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, was happy to agree.
‘Katie had all the other vaccinations and was fine,’ she says. ‘Apart from asthma and allergies to pets, her health had always been robust.’
But shortly after her first shot of Cervarix (one of the two brands of the vaccine), Katie’s arm swelled. ‘It stayed swollen for days and she felt groggy,’ says Carol.
These side-effects are not uncommon and are warned of in literature given with the vaccine.
A month later, Katie had the second of the three-course jab and her ordeal truly began. ‘Next morning, she was uncharacteristically late rising for school,’ says Carol. ‘When I woke her, she didn’t seem with it. She had wet the bed, which was completely unusual. Now I wonder if she had suffered a fit in the night.’
When Katie did get up, her balance was affected — the jab’s list of short-term side-effects said recipients could feel dizzy, nauseous and generally unwell, so she was kept off school for three days.
‘It was still there when we went to see the GP a few days later to check if all was well,’ says Carol. ‘The GP was reassuring and the following week Katie returned to school and tried to play rugby, but she went into a total relapse, feeling dizzy, exhausted and unwell.
At 15, Katie had been flying high academically, played cricket for Worcestershire and joined trials for the England women’s junior rugby squad. Today, aged 20, it’s a different story.
She can’t run more than a few steps and is on incapacity benefits due to a ‘brain fog’ so severe she finds work or study impossible.
During a particularly grim six-month period after she first became ill, Carol had to puree all her food because she was unable to eat properly due to a lack of co-ordination.
The family have no doubt what is to blame for this catastrophic change — the HPV jab.
The Greens are among 65 families in one online network who believe their daughters have been afflicted. That is a tiny proportion of girls given the jab, but the families passionately believe they deserve investigation and that others may not recognise their sickness as related to the HPV vaccine.
Researcher Dr Manuel Martinez-Lavin warned that fibromyalgia — which causes widespread pain — and a condition called postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), seem to be linked to the jabs. PoTS is a disorder of the nervous system thought to be caused by disturbances to the immune system. Symptoms include fainting, dizziness, inability to concentrate and fatigue. The condition can be long-term or even permanent.
Last week’s report is not the only one to question the vaccination’s safety. In January, a study of 53 girls and young women in the Danish Medical Journal concluded they were all suffering from various types of neurological damage consistent with ‘suspected side-effects to the HPV vaccine’.
Another study, in the European Journal of Neurology examined the cases of six young women who had developed PoTS within weeks of receiving HPV jabs. It, too, suggested there may be a link.
In the U.S., France, Spain and Denmark, more than 250 court cases are being mounted over HPV vaccinations. Damages have been won in the U.S. and France.