A new documentary film released online to audiences in the UK and across Europe this week, questions claims made by UK, Danish and Spanish health authorities that widespread administering of the HPV vaccine is both safe and a guaranteed means of preventing cervical cancer.
It comes at a time when medical experts are proposing to extend the vaccine's use from teenage girls, adding teenage boys and children below the age of puberty.
'Manufactured Crisis: What they're not telling you about the HPV Vaccine' (http://bit.ly/manufacturedcrisis ) says it exposes cases of severe, life-changing adverse reactions experienced by girls and young women following doses of the commercial HPV vaccines Gardasil or Cervarix - cases from which the public has previously been shielded. Recorded adverse reactions include severe disability, paralysis and even death.
The 60-minute film also features physicians and scientists who challenge claims over the HPV vaccine's value. They question the assertion, made by so many health authorities, that the balance of risks vs benefits weighs strongly in favour of vaccinating entire adolescent populations.
Manufactured Crisis is an Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) production - made in collaboration with Sanevax, the UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID), the Danish Association of HPV Vaccine Victims and the Spanish Association of people affected by HPV vaccine (AAVP).
'Manufactured Crisis: What they're not telling you about the HPV Vaccine' is produced by Focus for Health and Freda Birrell and is directed by Tim Reihm. The hour-long documentary is available for media and public viewing at http://bit.ly/manufacturedcrisis
The HSE says "The vaccine saves lives by preventing the most common strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer."
HSE National Director Dr O’Keeffe has previously stated, “We know that there are many conflicting and misleading sources of information out there. The only Irish website containing information that has been formally accredited by the World Health Organization is hpv.ie. We strongly urge all parents, teenagers, and interested parties to visit this trusted source where they will learn about the vaccine - how it saves lives and its excellent safety record. Their local vaccination teams are there to support them and answer any questions, along with their local GPs and local Pharmacists.”
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