[SaneVax: By law, Japanese physicians are now obligated to tell their patients that the government does not recommend the use of HPV vaccines due to observed side effects. This requirement is in place pending the outcome of investigations into adverse events observed after HPV vaccine use. Medical consumers in many countries wish their governments would follow Japan’s lead and apply the precautionary principle to HPV vaccines. Read the letter to the editor of a Kenyan newspaper below.]
Ministry should come clean on vaccine to stop cervical cancer
By Kamau Kanairu
Why is the Health ministry determined to continue promoting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines yet they are turning out to be among the biggest medical hoaxes of all time?
Two months ago, the ministry launched an HPV vaccination project targeting school girls in Kitui, ostensibly to protect them against developing cervical cancer later in life.
However, Japan’s Health ministry withdrew support for the vaccines last month, citing serious adverse effects, including infertility, long-term pain, numbness and paralysis.
The ministry has also advised local authorities to stop promoting the vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, until more studies are conducted on their safety.
While Japan is categorical that it doesn’t trust Gardasil and Cervarix, our Health ministry says the HPV vaccines are safe and effective.