Thursday, October 13, 2011

No parents, no VAERS reports on Gardasil

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Governor Jerry Brown’s failure to veto California’s new anti-STD law—allowing clinics to give Gardasil shots to children without their parents’ knowledge or permission—could have a dangerous side effect.

Say your kid started having seizures. If you didn’t know he’d been given a vaccine, it wouldn’t even cross your mind to file a VAERS (vaccine adverse event reporting system) report. Nor would you think to contact the vaccine manufacturer.

VAERS is already notoriously fallible. Although those searching it are wont to say, “Look! It says on VAERS that x number of people have—died, acquired a seizure disorder or an autoimmune disease, whatever— from Gardasil!” that’s rarely the case. Doctors and individuals report anything they believe MIGHT be a side effect or adverse event related to the HPV vaccine, and the scientists of VAERS and the FDA are supposed to follow up and try to determine patterns that bear investigation. Many ‘side effects’ are reported. Some will inevitable turn out to have nothing to do with a vaccine, or not as far as the FDA can determine at this point, anyway.

Equally, events that could be related to Gardasil frequently go unreported because a doctor refuses, or sees no need, to make a report. Or maybe a parent fails to connect the dots and ask questions. Look at Jenny Tetlock’s case—her parents turned up two rare and virtually identical cases that hadn’t been reported. Like I said, VAERS is fallible.

And are these busy clinics really going to monitor the health of the kids they are merrily giving the shot to? For months, a year, more? File VAERS reports on anything that seems odd so that the FDA's records are complete? Doesn't seem likely, does it?

I can't think of any other vaccine that has been gifted with such potentially lax oversight.

Here I should say that there is as yet no official link between seizures and Gardasil yet, although the anecdotal evidence is mounting and the FDA is apparently beginning to investigate it more thoroughly (see here).

But how can the FDA even properly begin to make possible connections between Gardasil and seizures, or Gardasil and autoimmune disease, or Gardasil and blood clots, when VAERS reporting is limited even more?

Oh, wait….

13 comments:

angry mom said...

You are right. they have no conscience when it ocmes to drug pushing. Why would they worry about tracking side effects.

Natalie said...

Do you have any posts about the different things they have found in girls who have had Gardasil? Like what they have found that they have.
If so I would LOVE a link to them. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

http://sanevax.org has a wealth of information on Gardasil and victims of adverse reactions.

Chris said...

Sanevax verges on fearmongering. I like checking on this site because it's more rational. I particularly like that Kristin doesn't say vaccines are bad or vaccines are good, she talks about what is good for her family and how everyone has to think about their own lifestyle when it comes to Gardasil.

Natalie said...

Thanks I will take a look. I would have to say that I agree she never picks a side.

Anonymous said...

gardasil
HPV is a wart
Acquired immunity was seen before a vaccine was made
warts no documents on a man or animal with acquired immunity to warts
developing the ability to
never get the disease again” hpv a wart vaccine?”

Look
hpv side effects 2011
effort to stop hpv vaccine
but merck dont do the right thing???
terrorist like
vioxx merck new hurt people

learning what pulls the drug
american heart association in vioxx
gardasil a hpv vaccine

the education of hpv vaccine
is a lie
the label is a lie
merck going to loose everything

Anonymous said...

MSDS Gardasil

on google search

under
STCLOUD University

search on their web site

the end of the letter of their list of MSDS

NO MSDS was created

Those were flat lie not a carcinogenic

The MSDS is made
for everything on the market

dish soap ect ect

the making of it safely, transporting it safely ECT ECT ECT
their are a lot of other reasons for an MSDS
Fire hazard
fire fighters responding to a fire need to understand what is in the fire
TO Control the fire

That was like someone had access to, EPAs' requirements make products legal after all testing
so without
authority lied
and made up some story they thought sounded good
why their is no MSDS

Karen said...

Kristin, have you been following the news reports about the girls in LeRoy, NY? It just seems like there's something to this story; it's only the girls that are showing symptoms of tics, like Tourette's.

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Sandy said...

VAERS reporting system is important although it is obviously not optimal and does not give the complete picture.

The package insert for Gardasil invites adverse events to be reported with this formulation:
“To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Merck & Co., Inc. at 1-877-888-4231 or VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 or www. vaers.hhs.gov”

Note that the vaccine manufacturer’ s name, Merck and contact information are stated first. The company is given ample opportunity to become involved in many cases and to manipulate reports. This is the fox guarding the henhouse.

Obviously Merck, a company which is well known for its ingrained culture of corruption and criminality, will employ every possible means to avoid adverse events being reported to VAERS.
Girls who have reported adverse events are known to have been contacted by Merck for further details and discussion. Many are undoubtedly mislead and believe that their cases have been officially registered when this is not necessarily the case.

It is not known how many girls, nor the number of doctors who have contacted Merck about adverse events, have been bribed to keep cases quiet.

The company is also known to threaten doctors who are negative towards their products and to liberally pay those who are positive.

If Merck does forward a case to VAERS it may have been manipulated so that the information is insufficient or misleading. It is maintained that a large number of cases which are reported by manufacturers to VAERS are in this category and therefore not included in the statistics for adverse events.

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Anonymous said...

No recent posts? I miss the pov expressed here, especially when the message in the mainstream media assumes that all opposition to the HPV vaccine come from parents who don't want their kids having sex. (Op-ed in the NYTimes Aug 20)

Thanks in advance for any new thoughts!