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Mandated HPV Vaccine at Question in UK

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In an effort to address an apparent increase in female cervical cancer, and bowing to the intense lobby activities of UK drug giant, GlaxoSmithKline for their "wonder drug" Cervarix, the British government began a program to vaccinate all secondary school girls in September 2008. To date over 700,000 young girls have received the mandatory injections.

The result?

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More than 1,300 girls in the United Kingdom have reported experiencing numerous negative reactions to the government-mandated Cervarix vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to adverse events reports collected from doctors by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

*Human papillomavirus - A family of over 100 viruses including those which cause warts and are transmitted by contact. Some types of HPV are associated with tumors of the genital tract including, notably, cancer of the cervix.

"When they introduced this new vaccine, we had major concerns about its safety," said Jackie Fletcher of Jabs, a support group for those negatively affected by vaccines. "The current statistics detailing adverse reactions - including cases of epilepsy and convulsions - bears out that we were right to be concerned."

Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly inoculates patients against strains 16 and 18 of HPV, which are believed to be responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. Critics have objected, however, that the government based its decision on studies of women under the age of 26, rather than studies conducted on school-age girls. In addition, while the vaccine has been shown to possibly influence against HPV infection in the short term, there is no evidence of its long-term efficacy or that it actually lowers cancer rates.

In fact, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency report shows a total of 2,891 adverse events reported by 1,340 girls. And while the majority of adverse reactions appeared to be minor and short-lived problems, such as swelling, rashes, pain or allergies to the vaccine, a number of cases were more severe, including 20 cases of blurred vision, four cases of convulsions, one case of seizures and one epileptic fit.

Additionally, as many as five cases of partial paralysis were reported, including Bell's palsy (face), Guillain-Barre syndrome (legs), hyopaesthesia (loss of sense of touch) and hemiparesis (severe weakening or paralysis of half the body).

Nevertheless, the British government's plan is to have all girls under the age of 18 vaccinated by 2011. Statistically speaking, such a plan could do more to impede the future health of that nation than any other man-made catastrophe.

"The government needs to look at the future of this program given the number of side-effects coming through," Fletcher said.

We agree, and with stronger emphasis and less polite grammar. And we think we need to take this a step further since we are talking about secondary school aged girls! We think that a public outcry needs to be started and started well before this disaster in the making is allowed to proceed.

If you are a British subject please contact your government representatives and let them know your views on this issue. Go to: for direct access to your local Member of Parliament.

Expatriate and others concerned, you can let the UK media know what you think as well.

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