By Norma Erickson
According to a report in the Irish Times, there have been 90,000 doses of Gardasil administered since the Irish immunization program began last May. 300 adverse reactions have been reported. That means for every 300 doses administered, one girl suffered some sort of adverse event after her jab of HPV vaccine.
Ireland is one of the few countries that reports adverse events according to doses actually administered, instead of doses distributed as most other countries do. This means that Ireland’s statistics present a more accurate picture of the true risks of adverse events after Gardasil.
According to the latest statistics available, 9.4 out of every 100,000 Irish women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer, if diagnosed early, is rarely life threatening.
Although the majority of adverse events after HPV vaccination in Ireland were reportedly mild, it just does not make sense to take a 1/300 risk of an adverse event of any type to try and combat a disease that can be eliminated with good gynecological care.
The SaneVax Team strongly believes Ireland’s precious health care budget could be more wisely spent. No amount of risk is acceptable when there is a safe method available to accomplish the same goal. No has ever died, or been disabled after a Pap test.
And by the way, regular Pap screening is still required after HPV vaccination…so what exactly is the benefit of three jabs of Gardasil?