VAERS HPV Vaccine Adverse Injury Reports through February 13, 2012

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS
HPV 4 Gardasil & HPV 2 Cervarix

Data collected by HPV Vaccine Research Analyst, Janny Stokvis




  1. Is that the total number of deaths or is it deaths per month?

    • It is the total number of deaths reported since HPV vaccines were approved. Please keep in mind that only 1-10% of adverse events are reported so you would have a more accurate picture by adding a zero or two.

  2. Mindanoiha says:

    Behind these figures are thousands of deeply tragic stories for countless families.

    There are many reasons why thousands of adverse events and many deaths are not registered. To mention just a few:

    – it is not realised by the vaccine injured or their carers that there is a connection to the vaccine

    – doctors do not connect the injuries to the vaccine

    – doctors’ unwillingness to become involved.
    (Reasons may be that they wish to continue their close associations with the manufacturer or that they may fear unpleasantness from them)

    – in the package insert the contact information for reporting adverse events is stated first for the manufacturer – who has been known to jeopardise further registration by all means available

    – autopsies would in some cases bring us closer to knowing the reasons for the deaths of those who have died after the vaccine. There is minimal or no support for parents or carers of those who have died to finance autopsies. When autopsies in these cases are carried out they rarely if ever include thorough investigation of brain tissue.

    • Larysa Smith says:

      Thanks for saying this. Makes me realize I’m not the only that thinks that doctors are sometimes in denial about vaccine injury. I know my own GP thinks I’m crazy, but how is it that my son developed Kawasaki disease (an autoimmune disorder) days after receiving a flu vaccine?

  3. Diana Kuster says:

    How many children actually received the vaccine? I would love to know how many adverse reactions per thousand. Total number is not enough.

    • The CDC says that 46 million doses have been distributed in the United States as of June 2012. That is the figure everyone in the media quotes against the reported adverse events. However, that is not administered doses.

      In order to make a somewhat intelligent guess about the number of doses actually administered, we had to do some research. The best estimate we could find on the percentage of girls who got the vaccine was at this site – – The National Health Information Survey is conducted by the US Census Bureau and interviews every household in the country. According to their information, 28.9% of eligible girls (ages 9-26) in the US started the series; only 14.2% completed the the series.

      According to the Census Bureau, there are 31,405,832 girls of eligible age. That means 9,076,285 started the series and only 4,459,628 finished it. There is no way of telling how many actually took the second injection. So, let’s be generous and assume that all of the ones who took the first dose also took the second (we know that is not true). That would mean 22,612,198 doses have been administered in the United States.

      So, out of the 46 million distributed doses only around 22.6 million doses have actually been administered in the United States. The rest of the distributed doses are presumably in storage waiting for customers.

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