There has been concern over the safety of Gardasil (and other?) HPV vaccines. This concern emanates from the usual Anti-Vax sources. The Anti-Vax people are wrong, often to the point where we have to regard them as delusional, about everything they say. If you find yourself leaning towards thinking that they have a point, you need to check yourself because they don’t. There are good reasons why parents worry about vaccines (see “The vaccination does make the baby cry, so why do it?“), but in the final analysis (or even way before the final analysis) these worries are falsehoods. I would like to direct you to THIS POST by Orac (see also this) as a good place to start, and quite possibly end, your consideration of this issue. I won’t link to recent sensationalistic news stories about the horrors of HPV vaccines because they are worthless drek. And no, I do not get a check from Big Pharm. I don’t like Big Pharm any more than I like Monsanto, yet Huxley and Julia are fully vaccinated and we eat. Life is complex.

Comments

  1. #1 sarcha king
    September 7, 2012

    I’m not antivax and most people who look in to vaccination usually aren’t. To believe every vaccination is 100% safe and the only possible reason for people to turn down a vaccination is because they are scared of their baby crying or a needle is delusional. To blindly accept every immunisation for every disease or illness and to believe there are never side affects or deaths caused by immunisation is delusional. I’m pro people using their minds and researching, are we not taught life is about forever learning.Our children have been vaccinated but it doesn’t mean I will accept every immunisation that is invented with out thought about how it will affect their long term health. To say concern about Gardasil is from the Anti-vax people is really like trying to blame them for anybody who ever questions anything about any medication. Perhaps the concern is from people who actually know someone, or are the one who has had a reaction to an immunisation. So I’m not anti-vax I’m pro knowledge.

  2. #2 Uncle Glenny
    September 8, 2012

    Oi.

  3. #3 Ryan
    September 9, 2012

    An Internet first: a denier who is quite certain they have good reasons ;)

  4. #4 dean
    September 9, 2012

    First reply is sofa king dumb.

  5. #5 Michael Polidori
    September 12, 2012

    Glad to see you folks still don’t post truth or have any integrity… keep up the bad sociopathic work you do for the drug companies… keep helping to deny compensation to the children & families suffering from vaccine injuries & causing more to become injured… nice work

  6. #6 Grant
    http://sciblogs.co.nz/code-for-life/2012/08/09/dodgy-experts-in-the-coroners-inquest-into-jasmine-renatas-death/comment-page-1/#comments
    September 29, 2012

    We’ve been calling this work out in New Zealand as Drs. Lee (and SANE Vax by extension) and Shaw have been involved in the coroner’s inquiry that Orac refers to in an article of his linked in the one you point to.

    I wrote an intentionally gentle piece introducing the issue of these people being involved in the coroner’s inquest (see Location, above), deferring most of my criticism to the article of Orac’s I linked above and the comments that follow my article, where I’ve added links to background information, criticism from others, etc.

    The NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre has offered some harsh criticism of the expert witnesses the parents introduced to the inquest – one of these is Lee who, apparently, works for SANE Vax. (The other, Shaw, also has links to anti-vaccine groups.)

    http://www.immune.org.nz/commentary-coronial-inquiry-expert-witness-testimony