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Death of two young women linked to cervical cancer vaccine


The women, in Germany and Austria had each been given the vaccination, marketed under the name Gardasil, according to Fox News.

This comes after reports of three young women ages 12, 19 and 22, who were reported to have died in the U.S. days after receiving Gardasil. The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus— which is said to be the leading cause of cervical cancer.

The FDA recently reported 28 women miscarried after receiving the vaccine during pregnancy.

We were shocked by this news and immediately called board certified OB/Gyn, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. She says before this news keeps people from getting the vaccine, they first need to understand how the FDA links the deaths to the vaccine. "If a patient leaves a doctor's office after getting the vaccine and is killed in a car accident, that's reported as a vaccine related death. A death of any kind within a certain period of time after receiving the vaccine will always be reported as vaccine reated. The isolated deaths were evaluated and no causative effect and result from the vaccine was found. In other words, they could not tie with any medical certainty the cause of death to the vaccine."

We asked Dr. Ashton if she'd give the vaccine to her own child. "I will be giving my vaccine to both of my children and wouldn't think twice about it."

Does this change your mind whether you'd give the vaccine to your daughter?

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45 comments so far | Post a comment now
Crisa January 27, 2008, 2:53 PM

Hell NO!!!! Too new and it’s not beyond the relm of reality that the FDA could be wrong about the safety of this vaccine!

Hollie January 27, 2008, 2:57 PM

My 11 year old has already had two out of three doses of his vaccine. The only side effects she’s had stem from the length of the needle and nothing else. Cervical cancer runs in my family and I’m hoping this vaccine is the blessing that we need to stop this disease.

Crisa January 27, 2008, 3:04 PM


Rebecca Albert January 27, 2008, 5:58 PM

Hmmm…lets see immediate death risk or possibly avoiding HPV which might possibly cause cervical cancer IF my daughter decides to put herself in situations to possibly get the disease in the first place…need I say more??

Ainsley January 27, 2008, 7:37 PM

Rotovirus vaccine. 1998. Nuff said.

Americanlady January 29, 2008, 8:17 AM

The push for Gardiasil is the biggest scam in medical medicine and is totally unnecessary! Most sexually active people have had strains of HPV and 90% of them get rid of the virus on their own. Merk Company has convinced many politicians and medical professions that it is some miracle drug for cervical cancer. The fact is there is only approximately 11,000 annually who get cervical cancer in the USA and only about 3,000 die from it. The most effective prevention that has reduced cervical cancer by 75% has been annual pap tests in the USA. Does this warrant a mass vaccination program on young girls? No way! It’s time that we stop depending on big Pharma too dictate our health care. They are interested in big money and that is why they are charging between $360 and $400 for the HPV series. This is why they are marketing this drug throughout the world making everyone think they need it! Everyone should be very angry and tell politicians NO - my daughter will not be getting this! We need to become better advocates of our own health!

Diana January 30, 2008, 11:39 AM

I’m just fine with my daughter not getting Merck’s three series shot from a board certified doctor who won’t think twice. The miscarriages concern me most…perhaps second only to the Rick Perry executive order bypassing all legislative debate and the flood of large sums of cash into Medicaid to cover the cost of administration to those who qualify. Follow the politics and the money on this one. I want to be “one less, one less”

Angie January 30, 2008, 11:55 AM

Dr. Ashton., you are incorrect. When a baby is given a vaccine and dies immediately following, they label the case as a SIDS case in the VAERS database. It is public information - have a look for yourself. If a child gets autism after a vaccination, they do not find a causal link. Therefore, the FDA does NOT casually label deaths following a vaccine! When a death is reported to the CDC about a vaccine-related death, they do investigate the death! This is complete misinformation Dr. Ashton. Shame.

Angie January 30, 2008, 12:17 PM

Kids were marked as SIDS in the database and written off a long time ago. Now that their parents fought for them, the federal government is paying 2 billion in damages (from a fund made up of a hidden fee that parents pay when they purchase vaccines.)

Read more at the New England Journal of Medicine, October 2007; 357: 1275-9

dorkis January 30, 2008, 9:25 PM

No, actually the doc is correct. this is publically accessible info by the FDA under adverse effects reporting…and-it is not cervical cancer that people should be afraid of, it’s the pre-cancer and the genital warts that cost money, cause pain and treatments. the vaccine greatly reduces these…plain and simple, risk vs benefit- people can chose on their own. everyone is entitled to their opinion…

lashawn February 25, 2008, 10:37 AM

i have a 10 year old daughter and she will not be getting this vaccine. i work in the healthcare field and have knowledge that , unfortunately , the public does not.i listen to the doctors push the vaccine and never hear the important side effects being discussed.a pamphlet is given and expected to be read.if my daughter decides to get the vaccine when she is older,that’s her decision but i am not going to make it for her now and then later down the road find that the vaccine causes infertility or worse. i couldn’t live with myself. so when a mom asks my opinion on their daughter getting the vaccine i simply tell them,”my daughter is 10 and this vaccine is still too new for me to give it to her.if she decides when she is older to get it then that is her choice.”

shari July 9, 2008, 10:47 AM

so lashawn…what kind of knowledge do you have that the public does not regarding the vaccine…if your going to say you have inside information then spill it!!! It’s your civil obligation to inform people in the public if you have information about something that can cause illness or worse death to patients that receive the vaccine…if you have “knowledge that the public does not have” that makes you just as responsible as the “doctors” who keep the information from the public!!!!

medical professional RN July 29, 2008, 11:29 PM

Please do NOT get this vaccine. There is too much risk involved and not enough convincing evidence to give it to your daughters. Take it from an insider- too much medical politics involved. We will see more danger with this in the coming years

Lucciano February 19, 2009, 3:21 PM

PLEASE DON’T CONSIDER OFFERING UP YOUR DAUGHTERS AS FODDER FOR VACCINE RESEARCH!! For the last 5 decades we have been guineau pigs for Big Pharma! I say NO MORE! I’ve worked in a Pediactric clinic for over 11 years and I’ve already seen the results of Big Pharma’s relentless marketing of dangerous, less than adequitely tested vaccines. E-mail your Congressman/woman about not caving to Big Pharma and their big money agendas.

hypotheek August 8, 2010, 1:59 PM

Bereken zelf uw hypotheek. Hypotheek berekenen? Maak snel een indicatieve berekening van het maximale leenbedrag van uw hypotheek.

wakacje bułgaria December 3, 2010, 8:16 AM

Keep up the good work. Everyone is opened to there opinion. Excellent blog here, i am still reading

Dubaj last minute December 5, 2010, 11:49 AM

Sorry to hear that.

Usługi księgowe Warszawa December 5, 2010, 3:56 PM

You should definately write more about this! Please!

Dubaj last minute December 5, 2010, 10:03 PM

Keep up the good work. Everyone is opened to there opinion. Excellent blog here, i am still reading

balustrady December 8, 2010, 7:25 AM

Your joking, right?

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