What is Cervarix?
Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, and was intended for the prevention of cervical cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or worse and adenocarcinoma in situ, and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 1, caused by oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, in females 10 through 25 years of age, according to the FDA. ( http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm186957.htm )
And according to the GSK website:
CERVARIX is a vaccine for girls or young women between the ages of 10 and 25.
CERVARIX does not prevent disease due to all HPV types and is not a treatment for cervical cancer. It is important to get routine cervical cancer screening, such as a Pap test, and to talk to your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes.
One way to help prevent most cervical cancer is by getting vaccinated with CERVARIX. Only a doctor or other healthcare provider can help you decide if CERVARIX is right for you or your daughter.
Important Safety Information
- Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of CERVARIX should not receive the vaccine. Tell your healthcare provider if you have an allergy to latex
- CERVARIX is not for women who are pregnant. If you are vaccinated during pregnancy, there is a registry to collect safety information about the health of you and your baby. Contact the registry at 1-888-452-9622 as soon as you know that you are pregnant, or ask your healthcare provider to contact the registry for you
- Fainting can happen after getting CERVARIX. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your healthcare provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get CERVARIX. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require further evaluation or treatment by your healthcare provider
- Side effects include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, upset stomach, and joint pain
- CERVARIX may not fully protect everyone
CERVARIX may not fully protect everyone, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screening.
But what they are telling you here, is that there have already been over 9600 suspected injuries and 3 people have died, one of them younger than TWELVE! And according to a press release issued by GSK,( http://www.gsk.com/media/pressreleases/2009/2009_pressrelease_10038.htm ) this vaccine was only studied on women between the ages of 15 – 25, so why are girls younger than that, getting this vaccine?
Cervarix has over twice the amount of aluminum adjuvant as gardasil contains, and many people question the safety of that ingredient. To date, gardasil has had over 18,000 reports of injuries, will Cervarix be worse?