HPV vaccine news


Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations does not take a stand in support or against the HPV vaccine. One of our main points is advocating for informed consent. We have information to share that has been made public in regards to the HPV vaccine. We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this news and can look further into it for themselves in they so choose. Medical decisions for our children is not only a big part of parenting it is also an important part that we know you all take seriously.

In a revelation made public in a press release by the American College of Pediatrics recently; The American College of Pediatricians (the College) has updated its position statement on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines with the latest research regarding the virus and its effects, as well as the effectiveness and safety of those vaccines. This revised statement has information, not available from any other single source that is pertinent to healthcare providers and patients considering the use of HPV vaccines. The College also has a new statement regarding a potential association between at least one of the HPV vaccines and ovarian dysfunction. Dr. Scott Field, a board member of the College and a member of the College’s Scientific Policy Committee stated that “The information regarding this new concern has been shared with the FDA and CDC. A study reportedly is being planned to look at a possible link between premature ovarian failure and HPV vaccination.

There are legitimate concerns that should be addressed: (1) long-term ovarian function was not assessed in either the original rat safety studies or in the human vaccine trials, (2) most primary care physicians are probably unaware of a possible association between HPV4 and POF and may not consider reporting POF cases or prolonged amenorrhea (missing menstrual periods) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), (3) potential mechanisms of action have been postulated based on autoimmune associations with the aluminum adjuvant used1 and previously documented ovarian toxicity in rats from another component, polysorbate 80,and (4) since licensure of Gardasil®in 2006, there have been about 213 VAERS reports (per the publicly available CDC WONDER VAERS database) involving amenorrhea, POF or premature menopause, 88% of which have been associated with Gardasil®.

Rhode Island now has a vaccine mandated for preteens that could have a negative effect on having children and family life later in adult hood. The RI Dept of Health has stood by the repetitive statement that this vaccine is safe and that no side effects have been proven to come from the HPV vaccine. Pre-licensure safety trials for Gardasil® used placebo that contained polysorbate 80 as well as aluminum adjuvant, not a saline or waterbased placebo. Though the group takes no stance on if the vaccine is safe or not, this raises cause for concern, that parents and health officials should take serious look at.

#NOHPVmandateRI strongly recommends that any parent uncomfortable with this vaccine for their children should claim a ‘religious exemption’, which can be executed via a simple form that can be downloaded from the files page.

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