Judicial Watch Uncovers Three Deaths Relating to HPV Vaccine

Event Reports Obtained from FDA Detail 1,637 Adverse Reactions to Gardasil

May 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from Judicial Watch

    WASHINGTON, May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the
 public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government
 corruption, today released documents obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug
 Administration (FDA) under the provisions of the Freedom of Information
 Act, detailing 1,637 reports of adverse reactions to the vaccination for
 human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil. Three deaths were related to the
 vaccine. One physician's assistant reported that a female patient "died of
 a blood clot three hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine." Two other
 reports, on girls 12 and 19, reported deaths relating to heart problems
 and/or blood clotting.
     As of May 11, 2007, the 1,637 adverse vaccination reactions reported to
 the FDA via the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) included 371
 serious reactions. Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant,
 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal
     Side effects published by Merck & Co. warn the public about potential
 pain, fever, nausea, dizziness and itching after receiving the vaccine.
 Indeed, 77% of the adverse reactions reported are typical side effects to
 vaccinations. But other more serious side effects reported include
 paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures.
     "The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog
 of horrors," stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "Any state or
 local government now beset by Merck's lobbying campaigns to mandate this
 HPV vaccine for young girls ought to take a look at these adverse health
 reports. It looks as if an unproven vaccine with dangerous side effects is
 being pushed as a miracle drug."
     Judicial Watch filed its request on May 9, 2007, and received the
 adverse event reports from the FDA on May 15, 2007. Judicial Watch has
 posted the adverse event reports on their Internet site at:
     (A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also
 questioned the general effectiveness of Gardasil.)

SOURCE Judicial Watch