Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Independent (One of the UK's leading newspapers)
Posted: June 8th, 2015
When Caron Ryalls was asked to sign consent forms so that her then 13-year-old daughter, Emily, could be vaccinated against cervical cancer, she assumed it was the best way to protect Emilys long-term health. Emily soon suffered side effects. The symptoms grew increasingly worse after the second and third injections, Emily, now 17, said. One time I couldnt move anything on one side of my body. I didnt know what was happening. Emily is one of the thousands of teenage girls who have endured debilitating illnesses following the routine immunisation. She is yet to recover. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) [has] received almost 22,000 spontaneous suspected adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports [over the last 10 years] in 13 routine immunisation categories. In the HPV category alone, ADRs numbered 8,228, of which 2,587 were classified as serious. The agency estimates it receives [only] about 10 per cent of all reports. Last year, Japan withdrew its recommendation for the HPV vaccine because of reported side effects. In an article published last week in the Springer journal Clinical Rheumatology, Dr Manuel Martinez-Lavin ... said these illnesses are more frequent after HPV vaccination. He wrote: Seemingly inexplicit adverse reactions have been described after the injection of the newer vaccines vs human papillomavirus (HPV). Adverse reactions appear to be more frequent after HPV vaccination when compared to other type of immunisations.