June 5th, 2013
To The Chief Medical Officer of Australia
Here are some signals of the possible harm that HPV vaccine is causing:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month revealed that its national Vaccine Injury Compensation Programme (VICP) has awarded $5,877,710 US dollars to 49 victims in claims made against the highly controversial HPV vaccine
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), used by the Food and Drug Administration to monitor the safety of vaccines, reported that between September 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011, there were 26 deaths of young, healthy girls who took the Gardasil vaccine a year prior to their deaths.
Many members of the community disagree with your suggestion that ‘there are no signals to date that would indicate any change in the safety profile of Gardasil’ and this is of particular concern when the HPV vaccine has not been proven to prevent any cervical cancer.
It is a concern for the public that the government has implemented a vaccine that has side-effects in some people, at a cost of $450 per person and only covers 70% of cancer – even if it is proven to be effective in years to come. This is in contrast to the Pap screening program (virtually no side-effects) which is almost 100% effective in preventing cervical cancer when combined with surgery, is $50 – $100 (the cost of the Pap test + doctor’s visit) every 2/3 years and will still be needed by vaccinated women.
Your department has not addressed these concerns.
Here are the comments made by Dr. Diane Harper, a lead researcher in the Merck Pharmaceuticals’ Gardasil Clinical trials for HPV vaccine, in an interview on the use of HPV vaccines to protect against cervical cancer:
By Essiba Small email@example.com
Jun 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM ECT Trinidad Express
RESEARCHER: Dr Diane Harper —Photo courtesy www.healthtap.com
Vaccinating pubescent girls with the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardisil holds no guarantee that they won’t get cervical cancer as adults.
“It will provide some years of protection from HPV infection, but there is nothing to say that cancers will be prevented.”;
The frightening claim was made by Dr Diane Harper, a well known US researcher and educator in the field of HPV in an exclusive interview with the Express.
Dr Harper, a lead researcher in Merck Pharmaceuticals’ Gardasil clinical trials, will be in Trinidad on June 14 and 15 for the World Congress of Families Conference hosted by the Elpis Centre and co sponsored by the World Congress of Families.
Harper said research done on women who received the HPV vaccine showed no antibody titers left in 35 per cent of women within five years of being vaccinated for HPV 18; and for HPV 16 after 8.5 years, 15 per cent of women have no remaining antibody protection against HPV 16 infections.
Gardasil is used in the prevention of HPV strains 6, 11, 16 and 18.
As girls continue to be vaccinated against HPV across this country, Harper said pap smear testing is the only way to prevent cervical cancer.
“The risk of pap testing is minimal — it is a test used for over 70 years in women — it is not comfortable, but it is not painful.
“Pap testing does not care which of the HPV types are causing the cancer and will detect the cancer regardless of the HPV infection.”;
According to Harper, not all women with HPV develop cervical cancer. 90 per cent of high risk HPV infected women, she said, clear the virus on their own within three years and their cervical cells go back to normal.
“We do not know what makes HPV clear and what makes HPV stay.
We know that smoking tobacco is not helpful in clearing HPV. We know that condom use helps to prevent the spread of HPV (condom use is not 100 per cent protective).”;
Dr Harper, who has developed and has directed the Gynaecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group, which focuses on cervical cancer prevention and HPV associated diseases, said parents of young girls have to also be aware that no vaccine is completely harmless adding that there is a small number of “Gardasil Girls” who have had life-changing neurological effects from the drug.
The rest of this article is found on this link http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Does-the-HPV-vaccine-work-209878511.html