Head Vaccine Developer Admits Gardasil Isn't Safe

needleWe want to believe any vaccine that is recommended by doctors and given to our kids is relatively safe. Sure, there are risks. We have to do our research, trust our instincts, think of our kids, and then decide what vaccines we want them to have and when to give them. No matter where you stand on the vax debate, all parents need to know about what one lead developer in the vaccine world is saying. It's apparently weighed so heavily on her mind that she couldn't keep it in any longer and went public so she can "sleep at night."

Dr. Diane Harper says that Gardasil and Cervarix are not safe. These are the vaccines used to protect against human papilloma virus vaccines.

This vax is marketed to girls starting around 9. Dr. Harper said:

About eight in every ten women who have been sexually active will have H.P.V. at some stage of their life. Normally there are no symptoms, and in 98 per cent of cases it clears itself. But in those cases where it doesn’t, and isn’t treated, it can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer. 

Based on that, shouldn't we just treat? Make sure we are on schedule with PAP smears? It clears itself in 98 percent of cases. A 2 percent risk isn't making me want to have my child injected with a vaccine surrounded by a ton of controversy.

Dr. Harper's comments on this first came out when she was speaking at a conference a few years ago. She shared that the risk of cervical cancer is low. She felt the risk of the vax outweighed not getting vaccinated. She admitted that they don't work; they are dangerous; and they haven't been tested well enough. Also, the trials of the vaccines are performed on kids 15 and above, which is worrisome that it's being given to girls as young as 9. We have to remember that 44 girls have reportedly died as a result of the vaccines, and 15,037 reported adverse side effects.

The manufacturer even says the vax only works on four strains out of 40. So when the lead researcher comes out taking about how it's unsafe ... huge red flag. I'm one of the parents who will be saying no to Gardasil. This is worrisome, yes, but it all comes down to the fact that the only person we can really trust with our kids' best interests in ourselves. We need to research, research, research, and then trust our gut instincts. And demand the vaccine industry comes clean.

Are you concerned about Gardasil and Cervarix? Does this change your mind?


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kckcm2 kckcm2

I never had any intention of letting my daughter's get the hpv vaccine. Not enough research has been done. And really 4 of 40? That is just not good enough.

Alexa... AlexaAdams

I had it myself years ago. This does worry me some but what is done is done and I had no side effects.

AniAngel AniAngel

She said this what four years ago? You should make educated choices for your kids but really I'm going to take this with a grain of salt. 


bills... billsfan1104

From the beginning when I found out about this vaccine, I said no for my girls.

BeccaLS BeccaLS

I had this done a couple years ago, I'm still fine.

No side effects that I know of.

RoseL... RoseLiMom

its 4 out of 40 because most of the 40 are pretty harmless, hence why only 2% develop serious issues. I happen to have several HPV strains, all of them are the most serious. I was 16, it was non-consentual sex. I almost got cervical cancer, i had to go through two painful tramatic procedures to stop it from spreading and it wouldve gotten worse if i didnt catch it/treat it when i did. The fact that i could lose my fertitily or life because I was raped was extremely tramatic. I have two girls, babies. Im waiting to see with this vax, im praying its safe because i never want my daughters to endure what i did.

sweet... sweetangie79

I would never put this in my kids or myself.

Brain... BrainyMommy

My sympathies to your daughter. It's too bad you've opted to place her at risk.

kikib88 kikib88

Wow this makes me not wanna get my kids vaccinated for ANYTHING. If they are hiding this from us....what are they hiding about all the other vaccines?angry

Brain... BrainyMommy

The misinformation in this trollish blog post by Ms. Zipp is stunning.

Here's the truth about what this doctor said...

“I will explain Harper's position in her own words,” he writes. “They are unambiguous: ‘I did not say that Cervarix was as deadly as cervical cancer. I did not say that Cervarix could be riskier or more deadly than cervical cancer. I did not say that Cervarix was controversial, I stated that Cervarix is not a 'controversial drug'. http://www.gardasilhpv.com/2009/10/dr-diane-harper-badly-misquoted-on.html

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