By Sarah Anderson, Maribyrnong Leader
GIRLS from all over the country will gather in Maribyrnong for the next meeting of a support group for those who had a “life-changing reaction” to the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil.
Monash resident Naomi Snell, who says she suffered MS-like symptoms after having Gardasil, is the founder of Australian Gardasil Girls, which is taking vaccine manufacturer Merck to court.
Ms Snell said she began feeling sick after her first shot of the vaccine, which immunises against human papillomavirus, the most common cause of cervical cancer.
“I had a full auto-immune and neurological attack,” she said.
“At stages, I was unable to stand and walk.”
Others in the group claim they suffered miscarriage and anaphylaxis as a result of the immunisation.
Ms Snell said the group was meeting on December 1 at Federal Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon’s office, where they would be presenting a petition.
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