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Letter: Be cautious before having kids get vaccine

To The Telegram: A lot of discussion has taken place recently regarding the new Human Papilloma Virus vaccine called Gardasil. For those not familiar with this vaccine, it is made by Merck (also the maker of Vioxx) and is intended to help prevent...

To The Telegram:

A lot of discussion has taken place recently regarding the new Human Papilloma Virus vaccine called Gardasil. For those not familiar with this vaccine, it is made by Merck (also the maker of Vioxx) and is intended to help prevent cervical cancer.

A few months ago, the governor of Texas who had received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Merck wanted to mandate all sixth grade girls receive this shot before they enter school. Fortunately, the Texas State Legislature exercised better judgment and voted the governor down.

Before parents rush to vaccinate their young daughters, I would urge caution. After reading the detailed reports on Judicial Watch's Web site located at judicialwatch.org/6428.shtml, I am quite concerned about the long-term impact on girls exposed to this vaccine.

Judicial Watch's comprehensive investigation has revealed there have been 11 deaths and 3,461 adverse reaction reports related to Gardasil. The detailed reports are fascinating to read. Reports showed that some women died while others experienced the following: Loss of consciousness, facial palsy/paralysis, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, convulsions, spontaneous abortions, parathesia, pyrexia, cardiomyopathy, chest pain, thrombosis, multiple sclerosis, hives, haemaochezia, dysphagi, Evans syndrome, asthenia, and the list continues.

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There have been 48 adverse reports from Wisconsin alone over the last year that since Gardasil has been on the market.

As a mother and grandmother, I urge the parents of Wisconsin to protect their daughters and just say no to Merck and Gardasil.

-- Mildred Rose Bennett,

Janesville

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