HPV Vaccine Researcher Blasts Mandatory Marketing

Dr. Diane M. Harper, a lead researcher in the development of the humanpapilloma virus vaccine, who says giving the drug to 11-year-old girls “is a great big public health experiment.”

AHRP’s stated rationale for objecting to a policy mandating Merck’s HPV vaccine in 11 year old girls  http://ahrp.blogspot.com/2007/03/nyt-vital-discussion-clouded-mandatory.html is validated by an internationally recognized expert in the field who tested the vaccine in clinical trials.

Dr. Harper, a scientist, physician, professor and the director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, said: “It is silly to mandate vaccination of 11- to 12-year-old girls There also is not enough evidence gathered on side effects to know that safety is not an issue.”

All of her trials have been with subjects ages 15 to 25.
“This vaccine has not been tested in little girls for efficacy. At 11, these girls don’t get cervical cancer – they won’t know for 25 years if they will get cervical cancer.” Read More…


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