12 Science-Backed Reasons to Say “No” to the Gardasil Vaccine | The Citizen Media
1. Yearly deaths from cervical cancer in America are 2.3 per 100,000. The death rate for Gardasil clinical trials, meanwhile, was 85 per 100,000. Does it make any sense to get a vaccine whose death rate is 37 times that of the disease it aims to prevent?
2. It won’t do much to help those who have already been exposed to HPV. In Gardasil clinical trials, the women who had evidence of current HPV infections or past exposure to the virus experienced a 44 percent higher risk of developing either cervical lesions or cancer after getting the shot.
3. The package insert of the vaccine, which most patients will never see, states that women are 100 times more likely to experience a severe adverse event after vaccination than they are to develop cervical cancer.
4. Even if it does prevent cervical cancer, people’s chances of getting an autoimmune disease from the shot are 1,000 times higher that their odds of being saved from dying of cervical cancer.
5. It can give people a false sense of security. Women who get Gardasil in their teenage or preteen years are more likely to skip their cervical cancer screenings when they are adults. People assume the vaccine will eliminate all risks, which isn’t the case, and it may make them more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.
6. This vaccine isn’t a good idea for women who hope to have children one day as evidence shows it can negatively impact fertility by way of premature ovarian failure and miscarriage.
7. Although the vaccine was never tested for its effects on fertility by manufacturer Merck, clinical trials of Gardasil and Gardasil 9 showed spontaneous miscarriage rates of 25 and 27.4 percent respectively, which is far higher than the background rate range of 10 to 15 percent for women of reproductive age.