Alexis has experienced uncontrollable vomiting and seizures, and is narcoleptic during the day. She can't sleep at night and is in constant pain. She has suffered brain damage as a result of her seizures. She has the urge to eat constantly, and her mother must lock the refrigerator. She has been forced to drop out of school.
Last year, momlogic interviewed the mother of Jenny Tetlock. Jenny Tetlock was a 15-year-old girl who lost her battle to a rapidly degenerative neurological disease on March 15, 2009. She started developing symptoms just two months after her final Gardasil injection.
"It has been very hard to link the reported incidents, reactions and deaths to the vaccination, partly because there is no obvious pattern and the absolute numbers are low," says OB/GYN Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz. "But for most mothers, they are obviously a cause for concern."
How do you determine whether the benefits outweigh the risks for your daughter? For more guidance, download momlogic's printable guide: Should Your Daughter Get the Gardasil Vaccine? Questions Every Mother Should Ask.
Would you allow (or have you allowed) your daughter to get the Gardasil vaccine? Why or why not?