Regarding the June 15 Kyodo article “Cervix vaccine issues trigger health notice“: I was so relieved to read about the Japanese health ministry’s decision not to recommend the HPV vaccinations to young girls while further research is conducted.
When my own daughter was 15, she suffered a severe, adverse reaction less than 24 hours after receiving the Cervarix vaccination in 2009. She was eventually diagnosed with CFS/ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) and is still unable to work or resume her education. We continue to fight for recognition of the dangers for those few unfortunate girls like our daughter.
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