Gardasil Shot: The Dangers of the Vaccine

Staff Writer: Ashlyn Richardson

The Gardasil vaccine is a relatively new vaccine introduced to girls at a young age in order to combat human papillomavirus.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in America, infecting more than half of men and women in the United States at one point in their life.

Doctors and medical professionals have been pushing the vaccine that prevents HPV due to the fact that it supposedly reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women, but what are the risks? Samantha Hill, a junior at Woodstock High School, said she was administered the vaccine without any warning from her doctor about possible side effects.

But what if she heard Linda May’s story? Linda May is a mother from a town in suburban Indiana. She claims that her daughter received the HPV shot, and slowly, she turned into a new person. She was fatigued, achy, and no longer has a menstrual cycle that is regular. May’s daughter is not the only case of this. Many patients have been reported of irregular bruises, seizures, and severe allergic reactions. Even cases of death have been reported.

According to, “… a lab scientist, who discovered HPV DNA fragments in the blood of a teenage girl who died after receiving the Gardasil vaccine, published a case report in the peer reviewed journal Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology5. The otherwise healthy girl died in her sleep six months after receiving her third and final dose of the HPV vaccine. A full autopsy revealed “no cause of death.”

The strange autopsy report prompted Sin Hang Lee, a scientist at the Milforn Molecular Institute in Conneticut, decided to research the issue. Again, according to Mercola, “Sin Hang Lee… Connecticut confirmed the presence of HPV-16 L1 gene DNA in the girl’s postmortem blood and spleen tissue. Lee suggests the presence of HPV DNA fragments of vaccine origin might offer a plausible explanation for the high immunogenicity of Gardasil, meaning that the vaccine has the ability to provoke an exaggerated immune response. He points out that the rate of anaphylaxis in girls receiving Gardasil is far higher than normal—reportedly five to 20 times higher than any other school-based vaccination program!”

In addition, Mercola reports that “Between June 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008, there were 12,424 reported adverse events following Gardasil vaccination, including 32 deaths. The girls, who were on average 18 years old, died within two to 405 days after their last Gardasil injection.”

Many doctors say that the risks are outweighed by the benefits, but the benefits don’t seem to be as apparent as the risks. The effectiveness has yet to be completely proven. Many of the clinical trials have revealed that evidence was tampered with, biased, and incomplete. There is even a claim that there was selective reporting of the data. The clinical trials currently do not demonstrate the claim that the vaccine reduces HPV by 70%.

Unfortunately, doctors continue to push this deadly vaccine, omitting risks in every persuasive chat they have with parents and plastering their offices with ads like the one below.


Common Gardasil Ad

Like Samantha, most teen girls are unaware of their risks. Some students at Woodstock, like Makayla Powell, are aware of the risks. Makayla told us that when asked by her doctor to get the shot; both her and her mother denied it due to its reputation. Is the possibility of not getting HPV worth risking your life when practicing safe sex guarantees the same results? I think not.


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