Much controversy has surrounded the efficacy and safety of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, leading to the first of a series of lawsuits being filed by the African Aids Vaccine Program (AAVP) and the law firm Almodóvar & Jara in Spain’s High Court against health authorities and the vaccine’s manufacturers.
The HPV vaccine has been promoted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for many years, with the organizations calling it a ‘strong weapon for protection’ against HPV, but many have suffered nasty side effects from the vaccine, and now the AAVP wants damages for those it represents.
One of these was a Valencian girl who suffered an adverse reaction after the second shot of Gardasil in 2009. The AAVP was actually formed by families of girls like her, who have been impacted negatively by the Gardasil vaccine. Members want to help others who are also affected.
The lawsuit will be based on violations of the fundamental right to have informed consent prior to being vaccinated. Most of these women are not warned of the serious adverse affects that Gardasil has imposed on many who have taken it.
Parents especially are not always informed when they allow their daughters to be vaccinated with Gardasil. There are reports of adverse affects in numerous databases in Spain, Europe and the US. Some of the side effects include:
- Severe stomach pain
- Swollen glands
- Easy bruising or bleeding, confusion, unusual weakness
- Fever, chills, body aches, general ill feeling
- Chest pain
- Feeling short of breath
Less serious side effects may include:
- Pain, swelling, redness, bruising, or itching where the shot was given
- Mild fever, headache, dizziness, tired feeling
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough
- Tooth pain, joint or muscle pain
These are just side effects listed by one of the makers, though, other adverse affects that are less frequently advertised include:
- Serious reproductive issues
The effectiveness of the vaccines has not been proven, and even one of the scientists who helped develop it, Dr. Diane Harper says, “it’s dangerous.”
Yet, the Spanish Health Ministry withheld information from affected families by denying that the damage the girls suffered was legitimate.
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Sanofi Pasteur, and Merck, Sharp, and Dohme (MSD), producers of Gardasil®, human papillomavirus vaccine, have a responsibility to report accurately and in a timely manner all data available at the time.
So why exactly are the true effects of the HPV vaccine being hidden? I’ll leave that up to you to hypothesize, but those who have suffered aren’t standing around waiting to find out why. They are suing for damages.