Death of two young women linked to cervical cancer vaccine
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?