From the April 2009 Idaho Observer:

Spread the word: Gardasil is maiming and killing

Jenny Thompson, director of the Health Sciences Institute, has just released an 8 min. online video documentary warning parents about the dangers of Merckís HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Although the pharmaceutical giant is recommending the vaccine for girls as young as nine years old, what your pediatrician wonít tell you is that 32 deaths and 586 severe reactions, with a total of over 11,916 adverse reactions have resulted from this one vaccine since July 2006 according to the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

While Merckís own website reports a short list of known adverse reactions - pain, swelling, itching, bruising and redness at the injection site, fever, nausea, vomiting, fainting and dizziness - the reports on the VAERS website lists seizures, convulsions, paralysis, Bellís palsy, Guillane Barre syndrome, anaphylactic shock and coma as reported reactions to Merckís Gardasil vaccine.

According to Thompson, 24 states attempted to mandate Gardasil for all girls nine years and older who attend public school. Due to parental outrage over this proposed addition to required vaccines for school, only Virginia has managed to add Gardasil to its list of required vaccines for school. In Thompsonís online video she likens the Gardasil vaccine to requiring a "syphilis" vaccine for young girls since the viruses associated with cervical cancer are only transmitted through sexual intercourse making the HPV vaccine essentially an STD (sexually transmitted disease) vaccine.

To date, 28 women have reported miscarriages following Gardasil and 78 women have contracted genital warts as a side effect of the Gardasil shot. Even though cervical cancer is considered an STD and not an infectious disease, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has added Gardasil to the list of vaccines required for those seeking to become permanent U.S. residents.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from June, 2006 to July 22, 2008 over 16 million doses of Gardasil were administered in the U.S. In Fall 2007, Merck committed to donating 3 million doses of Gardasil to third world countries as a PR move to protect 1 million impoverished women from contracting cervical cancer even though not one single case of cervical cancer has been provably prevented by women receiving Gardasil injections. In Spain, health authorities have recalled 76,000 doses of Gardasil after two teenage girls were hospitalized within hours of their first shots on February 6, 2009.