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Take Action: Sen. Hoylman re-introduces mandatory Gardasil bill

     State Senator Brad Hoylman, the vaccine industry's most faithful water carrier in the New York legislature, is attempting again to force all fifth graders in the state to get mandatory vaccines for human papilloma virus (HPV).  This is an old bill with a new number, Senate Bill S298, just re-introduced for the new legislative session beginning on Wednesday January 9, 2019. The main selling point for this vaccine is that it claims to prevent cervical cancer, yet it would be required for boys as well as girls.

    Please click on the Take Action Link above to send emails to your State Senator asking him or her to oppose S298. 

     This bill is a backdoor way to increase the flagging sales of Merck's Gardasil, the only HPV vaccine sold in the US. When Gardasil was first rolled out on the market a very aggressive and well-funded effort was made to make this new and poorly tested vaccine mandatory to attend school in every state. Fortunately, this unprecedented effort failed everywhere except Washington, DC. Rhode Island imposed an HPV mandate by administrative order.

    Gardasil has an alarming safety record. According to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System there have been 60,179 reported adverse incidents with HPV vaccines, including 439 deaths, 15,397 emergency room visits, 5989 hospitalizations, and 2,832 permanent disabilities.  And according to Dr. David Kessler, who was the head of the FDA under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, these injuries are probably less than 10% of the actual number.

    The safety record for HPV vaccines is so troubling that Japan ended their recommendation of HPV vaccination for Japanese girls in 2014.

     We also do not have solid evidence that vaccines actually prevent cervical cancer, which takes decades to develop, and we have no solid data on how long the vaccine is allegedly effective.

     As a sexually transmitted disease there is no chance that HPV can be transmitted via casual contact at school, or anywhere else. There is no "herd immunity" with HPV. And there are no compelling arguments in favor of HPV vaccines beyond the appeals of the vaccine industry to "trust us." Forty-nine out of fifty states have made the right decision, they considered it, and rejected it for questionable safety and utility.

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