Gardasil & Swine Flu Vaccines: Inconvenient Truths

by Barbara Loe Fisher

The summer of 2009 revealed two inconvenient truths about vaccination: first, the Gardasil vaccine is not as safe for girls as the government, medical organizations and Merck have said it is; and second, the H1N1 influenza pandemic is not as serious as health officials are telling us it is. Which means that fast tracked swine flu vaccines children will get in schools this fall may end up being more risky than getting the flu.

Doctors Question Benefits & Merck Marketing Tactics

On August 19, the Journal of the American Medical Association published two important articles written by doctors questioning whether HPV vaccine benefits outweigh the risks of recommending it for all young girls. The intellectually honest doctors publicly criticized the aggressive marketing of Gardasil vaccine by Merck and certain Merck-funded U.S. medical organizations and asked for more scientific evidence that universal HPV vaccination is necessary, safe and effective.

Bad Outcome Report After 1 In Every 1,855 Gardasil Shots

In the third article, written by government health officials, it was revealed that 1 in every 1,855 Gardasil shots is followed by a bad health outcome report to the government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.

These bad health outcomes reported after Gardasil shots include lots of girls suddenly passing out and having seizures within minutes or hours of getting vaccinated and suffering head injuries and broken bones when they hit the floor. In fact, there is a larger than expected rate of girls passing out after getting Gardasil vaccine.

Girls Passing Out & Having Car Accidents

Back in 2007, the National Vaccine Information Center warned that many girls given Gardasil shots were losing consciousness within minutes or hours. Some girls have left doctors offices and fallen unconscious while driving and had car accidents. This brings up the little known fact that four girls who got Gardasil in Merck’s pre-licensure clinical trials died in car accidents. How many of those girls suddenly collapsed while driving?

Clearly, Gardasil vaccine should be given while girls are lying down and they should be warned that sudden collapse can occur without warning within 24 hours of getting vaccinated.

Blood Clots Reports After Gardasil

What else did the recently published government study on Gardasil reveal? Well, we now know that there is a greater than expected rate of reported blood clots in girls who get the vaccine. Some blood clots can lead to pulmonary embolism or stroke, which means the blood clot ends up in the lung or in the brain. In fact four girls have died after they developed a blood clot that traveled to the lung after Gardasil vaccination.

Most Bad Outcome Reports Merck Files FDA Can’t Analyze

But the most shocking fact in this study is that, although nearly 70 percent of all Gardasil reaction reports were filed by Merck, a whopping 89 percent of the reports Merck did file were so incomplete there was not enough information for health officials to do a proper follow-up and review of what happened to the girls who fell unconscious or had convulsions, developed blood clots or inflammation of the brain and nerves, including Guillain Barre syndrome that causes paralysis, or those who suddenly developed serious autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and more.

There were 32 reports of Gardasil-related deaths between 2006 and the end of 2008 but only 20 of these death reports had enough information to be followed up. There are now a total of 43 deaths that have been reported. How many of those Gardasil related deaths cannot be evaluated because of incomplete information?

1986 Law Requires Reporting of Vaccine Injuries & Deaths

This is an outrage. Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, it is a federal legal requirement for any person – a doctor, nurse or any person who gives a vaccination in America – to file a report with the federal government whenever a vaccination is followed by a bad health outcome, especially a hospitalization, injury or death. Vaccine providers are NOT supposed to be notifying the vaccine manufacturer – which clearly is like flushing the vaccine reaction report down the toilet – they are supposed to be notifying the government. And health officials at the FDA and CDC are supposed to be analyzing each and every report of a serious vaccine injury or death.

Massive Underreporting of Vaccine Bad Outcomes

FDA and CDC officials admit that there is underreporting of vaccine-related bad health outcomes. In fact, some studies say that less than 10 percent or even less than 1 percent of serious vaccine adverse events are ever reported.

Closed Government Databases Used to Deny Vaccine Risks

But health officials are quick to downplay the significance of this. They tell us not to worry because the closed government databases, which the CDC operates with vaccine manufacturers and HMO’s they pay to participate in them, can be relied upon to reassure us that all those seizures and blood clots and cases of brain inflammation, paralysis, lupus and deaths in girls who get Gardasil shots are really – mostly - just a coincidence.

In 2005, the National Vaccine Information Center and other parent groups called on the CDC and FDA to open up those closed government vaccine monitoring databases to public scrutiny.
So far, most of that vaccine reaction data is still hidden from public view so it can’t be independently verified.

Will H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Risks Be Hidden From Public?

If the government can let vaccine manufacturers fast track Gardasil vaccine but can’t compel the drug company that makes the vaccine or doctors giving the vaccine - who are shielded from liability - to report each and every death and serious injury that follows vaccination, why should we believe anything government health officials tell us about the safety of vaccines?

Why should we believe that the experimental swine flu vaccines being fast tracked with only a few weeks of study in healthy children and adults are going to be safe and that all vaccine reactions will be reported to the government and then properly followed up?

No Way To Monitor H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Side Effects In Schools

It is far more likely that, when children get swine flu vaccine in schools and then get really sick or even die like the Gardasil girls, that all those bad health outcomes will be written off as a coincidence by health officials. That is, IF any reports are made to the government at all! Because few school nurses or other people giving children swine flu vaccines in the schools will be taking medical histories; or have a way to record vaccine information in children’s medical records, much less monitor children for signs of a vaccine reaction and then file a reaction report to the government.

This is not the way to run a national vaccine program. This is not what we expect from doctors in positions of authority who have accepted responsibility for protecting our individual health or the health of our nation.

Doctors & Drug Companies Shielded From Liability Ignoring the Law

In the early 1980’s, parents of DPT vaccine injured children worked very hard on getting informing, recording and reporting safety provisions of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. We wanted to make sure everything was being done to help prevent vaccine injuries and deaths. Little did we know then that those safety provisions would be blown off by doctors and vaccine manufacturers shielded from liability in that law.

The federal vaccine safety provisions should be codified into every state vaccine law with legal sanctions for doctors and drug companies who fail to file a complete vaccine reaction report.

What Public Health Emergency?

And now, today, we have swine flu vaccines that are being rushed to market with even less testing that the fast tracked Gardasil vaccine had, with the justification that there is a public health emergency. What public health emergency?

As everyone knows by now, the swine flu is no more serious than the garden variety influenza that goes around every year. Just like everyone knows by now that most cervical cancer can be prevented with regular Pap screening and that the very expensive HPV vaccine is questionable at best.

Why are we letting employees working for government agencies and pharmaceutical companies stampede us into taking vaccines that may not be necessary, safe or effective and – certainly - are not properly monitored for safety after they are given to tens of millions of children and adults?

It is time to demand that government officials and drug companies stop conducting national vaccine experiments on the American people.

Come To Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination

If you want to learn more about vaccines and how to be a vaccine safety and informed consent advocate in your community, come to the Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination being held October 2-4, 2009 in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to

Watch the video bellow:


Jill said...

This Sunday on Dateline, they are showing A Dose of Controversy. Its on vaccines and autism. I would love to hear your comments on this Monday! I am a firm believer that these vaccines cause a lot of problems in our children.

john H said...


To your readers

When the pro-vaccine people attack the GROWING number of us who have put in a great deal of time and research on vaccines / vaccination please bring these FACTS and ask... Why would you let THEM put GOD KNOWS WHAT in your veins when...

1.) Most Bad Outcome Reports Merck (and other vaccine manufactures) Files FDA Can’t Analyze.

This is a policy NOT a 'freak' occurrence. No investigations makes litigation awfully hard.

2.) Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, it is a federal legal requirement for any person – a doctor, nurse or any person who gives a vaccination in America.

Ask ANY HONEST doctor or coroner how 'easy' it is to do this. Question that vaccines MAY have caused injury / death and face an onslaught of attacks from the 'medical boards' (that have of course direct ties to the very manufactures of these vaccines) and see how fast your practice is suspended while you're tied up in court. This is also 'STANDARD' procedure NOT a once in a while occurrence.

3.) Massive Underreporting of Vaccine Bad Outcomes

FDA and CDC officials admit that there is underreporting of vaccine-related bad health outcomes.


4.) Closed Government Databases Used to Deny Vaccine Risks.

Kind of hard to have a database that has VERY LITTLE data in it to begin with, but even the trickle of information contain within this data base would certainly bring down the house of cards on vaccines and open many doors who those in control of our government don't want the public to know. We should FOIA this data base en masse.

5.) Will H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Risks Be Hidden From Public?

ALL vaccine risks ARE hidden from the people. Read ALL the above. Why would this vaccine be ANY different? People need to ask... Why am I getting a vaccine for something THAT IS NOT THE SWINE FLU in the first place. ASK... Why this H1N1 virus being called by the CDC a 'novel' H1N1 virus and NOT a swine flu virus? Because it is a hybrid virus with a Swine flu component to it. This is NOT swine flu therefor the vaccine is useless.

6.) No Way To Monitor H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Side Effects In Schools.

You better get this one through your head quick. If little Tommy / Sally gets the shot and comes down sick these 'International Pandemic Conferences' (linked on this blog) have already held workshops on taking YOUR kid to some quarantine camp where they will surely be counted as a 'pandemic casualty' and NOT A VACCINE CASUALTY. They have also held workshops for morgue detail and crematory procedures. Do you really think autopsies will be an option? Think again!

7.) What Public Health Emergency?
Hillary Clinton and others have said it best... NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WAIST. It's your life, your veins, you better sober up fast people and SEE what's going on around you.

8.) Doctors & Drug Companies Shielded From Liability Ignoring the Law.

Says it ALL right there. Who wants to be a guinea pig during an emergency? Remember, THEY never let a crisis go to waist.

John H said...


I haven't even seen this Dateline piece however, I do have a comment.

I'm MORE interested to know IF they will run their usual over the top number of pharmaceutical commercials during this piece?

John H said...


Journalist Wayne Madsen tells Russia today scientists involved in creating previous vaccinations are telling family and friends not to take the H1N1 vaccine. Madsen also warns that the government may make the vaccination mandatory.

Mr. Curious said...

Thank you for this post. It's outrageous that our government is doing this. I hoped that the Obama Administration would try to change the pro drug company policies into pro us citizen policies. I hope that we get organized and make our voices heard.

John H said...

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population!!

If this kind of JUNK SCIENCE was put out by The WHO 30 or more years ago there would have been an out cry by health professionals world wide. Now, they've been so dumbed down that something this outrageously dangerous goes unquestioned by the so-called established medical community.

Isn't this EXACTLY how the 1918 Spanish flu was started?

Anonymous said...

in canada they now play gardasil ads in movie theatres directing kids to get it at school

Ellen Kimball said...

I am a 70 year old grandmother and former radio talk show host from Miami and Boston. A few months ago, I would have never read this blog.

Now, I am a convert. I agreed to a series of three shots for hepatitis B recommended by my doctor.

I have had two shots. I became mildly ill in January 2009 with shoulder pain, but it receded and I never connected it with the injection.

However, I became VERY ill in May 2009, just 13 days after the second injection in my left arm.

I have had the worst summer of my life fighting atypical radiating chest/back/arm pain. No doctor can give me any good reason or any real diagnosis for this. I was healthy when I took the shots and a few weeks later, sick as I can ever recall being in my entire life.

I found a research study on the Internet stating that about 15% of people who get Hep. B shots have pain problems not attributable to anything else! I showed it to my doctor and he said, "Interesting..." but told me that vaccines were "very good for the health of the general public." Unless of course you are someone who reacts badly; then it's a 100% problem for YOU! Furthermore, you have to prove causality which is impossible.

I downloaded the reporting form for adverse vaccine reactions from the CDC and it's total BS. You have to be dead or dying to be reimbursed by large pharmaceutical companies. Data is unreadable in the "databases" they supply. I have no way of contacting others who might have had problems like this.

I am never going to have another vaccination until I die. Just hope and pray my body can figure out what to do. I think I am improving with better nutrition, exercise, massage, hot/cold therapy, meditation, pain management and medications, as well as the love and support of my husband and family.

We just had to cancel a long-awaited 17 day trip from the U.S. to Australia because I am not able to travel comfortably now. My life has been changed forever by this experience.


Ellen Kimball
Portland, OR

yodafatkitty said...

"As everyone knows by now, the swine flu is no more serious than the garden variety influenza that goes around every year."

Really? This in not what has been reported. At least, not what I've seen and read.

Can you point me to where I might find a source for this statement.


John H said...

Ellen Kimball,

If doctors would do just a little research OUTSIDE the major medical publications that censor ALL the overwhelming peer reviewed research on the 'dangers of vaccines they would actually have to face their conscious and NOT just the medical boards when giving vaccines.

Jill said...

My husband and I sat down to watch Dateline "A Dose of Controversy" and they pulled it. It was not aired. So disappointing to see something with such great information to get yanked. I guess truth hurts.