Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paralegal Raises Public Awareness of Controversial Gardasil Vaccine

Pennsylvania paralegal Jodi Speakman was one of the featured guests on an October 14 online radio segment, “The HPV Vaccine – What Some Mothers Think You Should Know,” available at

Speakman became active in raising awareness of adverse Gardasil reactions after her daughter Victoria began having debilitating seizures and full body tremors in 2008, following a Gardasil vaccination. She has shared “Victoria’s Story” on numerous websites and administers the Facebook group, Stop Gardasil! Victoria’s Story.

Multiple media sources have recently reported that an examination of FDA records obtained via a FOIA request showed 16 new deaths and 3,589 adverse reactions associated with the controversial vaccine. As the mother of a teenage girl who suffers from a serious genetic medical condition, I have deep concerns about this vaccine, as do many other parents.

A CBS 6 interview with VCU Massey Cancer Center cervical cancer expert Dr. Weldon Chafe supports my concern that there is not enough information to show that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risk of serious side effects, at least not at this time.

1 comment:

  1. Latest HPV vaccination stats -
    20,101 adverse reactions
    84 deaths


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