By: Nora Bennis
November 2010 (posted with author’s permission)
Mothers Alliance Ireland has viewed the Irish Medicines Board November report of adverse reactions to Gardasil HPV vaccine which has been administered in secondary schools across Ireland.
I have been asked by our members to write to you to express our dismay at the failure of the IMB to alert schools and parents and the general public to the implications of these adverse reactions, and also their anger and disbelief at the flippant manner in which Dr. Joan Gilvarry dismissed the suffering of the young vaccinees who experienced these reactions (Irish Times 15th November “We are not at all concerned at what we have seen”). The IMB is not at all concerned about anaphylactic shock and all the other adverse reactions reported? The IMB has no sympathy at all for the young people and their families who have suffered and who are still suffering? This public display of lack of concern just beggars belief.
MAI has repeatedly pointed out to the IMB that there is a wealth of scientific evidence to prove that Gardasil is neither safe, effective or necessary at this point in time. Young people are being put at risk of permanent damage to their health and welfare by the failure of the IMB and others in positions of authority to provide the full facts about this unsafe, unnecessary, ineffective and costly vaccine.
MAI is now requesting that you tell parents, schools and the general public the whole truth about this dangerous drug so that parents can make an informed choice for their children. We ask that you do this without delay.
MAI would also like to know what steps you have taken to protect the young people who have experienced adverse reactions, from any further risk to their health.
This e-mail is being cc’d to the Minister for Health, The Ombudsman for Children, Barry Andrews, Parents Council’s and others committed to safeguarding the health and welfare of our children, including the Ombudsman for Children.
Please acknowledge receipt of this e-mail asap and do let us know what the IMB proposes to do about the situation.Is mise, Nora Bennis MAI National Spokesperson