Cervical vaccine is neither safe nor necessary

IN his letter (September 24), Andrew Doyle accuses Mothers Alliance Ireland (MAI) of having some hidden agenda about vaccines.

MAI’s vaccine agenda has never been hidden. We want vaccines to be safe, effective, necessary and affordable.

Is Gardasil safe? The HSE says it is, but experience is proving the opposite. Scientific reports of adverse reactions resulting in blindness, paralysis and death are increasing. Abnormalities in unborn babies within 30 days of Gardasil injection are also being reported. The HSE is grossly negligent in saying Gardasil is safe.

Is Gardasil effective? The HSE slogan says ‘I am protected now for the future’. A great sales pitch, but that’s all it is. Leading scientist Dr Diane Harper is at pains to point out there is no scientific proof girls are protected for the future. Parents and their daughters are being misled by this HSE sales pitch.

Is Gardasil necessary? Absolutely not. Once again the scientific facts reveal that with the advent of cancer screening, the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancer has greatly declined (by a massive 75% in places).

Ireland has a national screening programme and we can expect at least a similar decline here.

It is also unnecessary for those committed to monogamy, as the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report indicates.

Is Gardasil affordable? In these recessionary times, Ireland cannot afford to waste millions of valuable euro on a health experiment that is not proven to be safe, effective or even necessary. There has been enough wastage of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.

Nora Bennis

National Spokesperson

Mothers Alliance Ireland

Revington Park

North Circular Road


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