My daughter who is in first year in Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai came home with an information pack regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination.
The packaging was super-trendy and informative but I couldnt help wonder if it was very one-sided! I am always afraid of the ‘hidden dangers’ that parents aren’t told about – not out of malice, but for the ‘greater good’ and ‘herd protection’ [hate that word for children – ‘herd’] [like they are commodities of beef rather than people].
The information pack promises mild side effects, if any – headaches, fainting, local swelling.
|No Gardasil has been given to most children before so how are parents to know if they have had a previous severe reaction to Gardasil?|
I recalled an aritcle I read in the Examiner a while ago and I found it here:
Is it scaremongering?
Which camp is correct? The pro-vaccine or the anti-vaccine camp?
How should parents decide? Is it fair to make parents feel as if they are rolling a dice in relation to their childrens health and safety?
|I would certainly hope that if the vaccine is intended for use from 9-16 year olds that the problem of pregnancy is not so prevailant as to warrant a warning in bold caps on the consent form.|