Gardasil Vaccine: Think Twice About Its Safety

I have spent much time investigating various aspects of vaccines. For example, in the article “Measles and Vaccines: A Review of Unpopular Opinions,” I brought forth expert opinions about measles and vaccines which rarely make it to the general public because of the bias in the mainstream media, but there is still a lot of information to uncover.

Along with the MMR vaccine, the Gardasil vaccine is another shot that should have never been approved. Yet, it was, and the Gardasil vaccine has earned its creator, Merck, about $2.3 billion annually [1]. In this article, I will again bring forth unpopular opinions, and facts, about the Gardasil vaccine and reference all my sources. Ironically, though, most of this information is freely available on the insert that comes with the Gardasil shot.

Improper Testing and Placebos During Initial Safety Trials

When a drug or vaccine is first developed, it must undergo rigorous safety testing to ensure it is both safe and effective. A part of that initial testing id comparing the effects of the vaccine to a placebo. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using a true placebo, meaning using an inert saline placebo that looks like the vaccine but does not have any effects whatsoever. However, when scientists were testing the vaccine, they elected to use a neurotoxic adjuvant called AAHS instead of using saline [2]. Because of this, the WHO stated trails which do not use an inert substance as a placebo have a “methodological disadvantage,” and it may be “difficult or impossible” to determine the actual safety without a real, inactive placebo [3].

Further, 2.3% of girls and women in the trials who received either the Gardasil or the AAHS experienced “systemic autoimmune disorder” symptoms after receiving the vaccine across the 16 pre-licensure trials [4]. This should not be a surprise either; aluminum adjuvants are shown to be wholly absorbed into the body and stored which can cause a wide range of issues, from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to Parkinson’s disease and behavioral abnormalities in animals [5] [6].

Also, it is known Merck was dishonest to subjects of the studies, stating the clinical trials were not safety studies when, in fact, they were; the subjects were also told the vaccine was found to be safe and that the “placebo” was an inert saline solution; however, it was AAHS instead [7, photo evidence, pp. 6, 12].

Astonishingly, when Merck conducted trials for the next HPV vaccine formulation known as Gardasil 9, again, instead of using an inert saline solution for the placebo during testing, Merck used the original Gardasil formulation as the placebo [8], and in the new Gardasil 9 formula, Merck added more than double the amount of aluminum that was in the original Gardasil formula, totaling 500mcgs [8] [9].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because the clinical trials were filled with duplicitous and questionable actions on Merck’s part since they were not conducted with a proper placebo, many subjects experienced “systemic autoimmune disorder” symptoms, and the Gardasil 9 vaccine has an unsafe amount of aluminum.

Improper Exclusion and Inclusion Criteria

While there were several clinical studies, there was only one Gardasil trail in the target age group, 11- to 12-year-olds, that had a control-group design. That trial had less than 1,800 children, and less than 33% of participants served as a control [9]. This one controlled study for Gardasil’s target population is not nearly enough to justify its marketing to millions of healthy preteens worldwide.

Also, the Gardasil trials had stringent exclusion criteria. People with the following conditions were not allowed to participate: severe allergies; prior abnormal Pap test results; over four-lifetime sex partners; a history of immunological disorders and other chronic illnesses; reactions to vaccine ingredients, including aluminum, yeast, and benzonase; or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Not only are some of these requirements highly unrealistic and exclude large parts of the population, Merck now recommends the vaccine to all these groups, though none were included in the studies [10].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because the vaccine’s target group was not properly tested and participants in the trials are not nearly representative of who the vaccine is marketed to as a whole.

Improper Trial Monitoring

While some of the participants in the Gardasil studies were given report cards to complete and record short-term reactions such as itching and redness, not all participants were, and the report cards were only for reactions following 14 days after the shot was administered [9]. Further, Slate reported the “trails weren’t designed to properly assess safety,” since many participants who experienced severe reactions such as systemic autoimmune or menstrual problems did not receive a follow-up from Merck [11].

It was even reported when participants noted their adverse severe reactions, Merck rebuffed their attempts to report the adverse effects, and in numerous instances, Merck stated the results were not related to the vaccine [12]. In fact, nearly half (49.6%) of the subjects who received the Gardasil shot in the clinical trials reported extreme medical conditions within seven months after the vaccine was administered. To avoid reporting these occurrences, Merck dismissed them as “new medical conditions” [13].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because the vaccine trials were not adequately monitored, many participants who had severe, adverse reactions did not receive a follow-up, and Merck brushed these reactions as “new medical conditions” instead of investigating them.

Cervical Cancer Risk-Benefit Ratio Is a Paradox

According to Health and Human Services, the median age at death from cervical cancer is 58 years old [14]. Yet, the Gardasil vaccine is targeted towards a population whose risk from dying from cervical cancer is near-zero. The cervical cancer death rate in the United States is 2.3/100,000 or .0023% [15]. However, excluding deaths from extraneous causes such as car accidents or suicide, the death rate of the Gardasil trials was 64/100,000 or .064% [9]. Deaths include chemical poisoning, traumatic brain injury/cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular incident [of the blood vessels in the brain], various types of cancers, and autoimmune disorders [9], and these were the disclosed incidences. Remember, it is known Merck tried to brush many occurrences under the rug [11] [12]. However, the maximum amount given due to the loss of human life following a vaccine is $250,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program [17].

Also, according to Gardasil’s package insert, women are 100 times more likely to suffer a severe event following a Gardasil vaccination than they are to get cervical cancer, and the insert states even if the vaccine works, the woman has a 1,000 times greater chance of contracting an autoimmune disease from the vaccine than being saved from a cervical cancer death [9].

Additionally, women in the Gardasil clinical trials who had evidence of current HPV infection and previous exposure to HPV has a 44% increase of developing cervical lesions or cancer following the vaccination [9], and a 2015 study found women who receive the vaccine are more likely to skip cervical cancer screening as adults because they believe the vaccine is a complete safeguard against cervical cancer, which it is not [16].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because the death rate of the trials, when extraneous deaths were excluded, was considerably higher than the cervical cancer death rate, women are 100 times more likely to suffer a severe event following a Gardasil vaccination than they are to get cervical cancer, and women have a higher chance of contracting an autoimmune disease following the vaccine.

Negative Fertility Consequences

If you can somehow justify all the above-discussed information, good luck trying to for this section.

There has been an accumulating pile of evidence indicating the Gardasil vaccine has severe effects on fertility, including miscarriage and premature ovarian failure.

A 2018 study noted, “60% of women who did not receive the HPV vaccine had been pregnant at least once, whereas only 35% of women who were exposed to the vaccine has conceived” [18].

The researchers continued, “Results suggest that females who received the HPV shot were less likely to have ever been pregnant than women in the same age group who did not receive the shot. If 100% of females in this study had received the HPV vaccine, data suggest the number of women having ever conceived would have fallen by 2 million. Further study into the influence of HPV vaccine on fertility is thus warranted” [18].

In a 2013 study titled “Human papilloma virus vaccine and primary ovarian failure: another facet of the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants,” researchers investigated the connection between the HPV, Gardasil vaccine and life-disabling autoimmune conditions [19].

The researchers concluded, “We documented here the evidence of the potential of the HPV vaccine to trigger a life-disabling autoimmune condition. The increasing number of similar reports of post HPV vaccine-linked autoimmunity and the uncertainty of long-term clinical benefits of HPV vaccination are a matter of public health that warrants further rigorous inquiry” [19].

Even Merck could not obscure this information in their trails. The initial Gardasil vaccine’s clinical trials showed a high spontaneous miscarriage rate of 25% [9] [20], and the Gardasil 9 vaccine showed a high spontaneous miscarriage rate of 27.4% [8]. Both of these percentages are substantially greater than the average rate of 10-15%, which is typical for this reproductive age group [21].

These rates could be a consequence of two ingredients in the Gardasil vaccine: polysorbate 80 and sodium borate (Borax). Both components are associated with infertility in animals and cause severe reactions in humans which have been linked to reproductive problems [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because there is a piling size of evidence linking the Gardasil vaccine to decreased birth rates, increased miscarriage rates, autoimmune conditions, ovarian cancer rates.

Post-Market Reactions

In 2015, after the Gardasil vaccine was brought to the market and was administered, Denmark opened five HPV clinics to treat children who were injured by the vaccine [30], and shortly after opening, the clinics handled over 1,300 cases of adverse reactions.

In the United States since 2016, there have been over 450 deaths and 61,000 severe medical conditions from HPV vaccines reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) [31].

To summarize, people should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine because of the many adverse reactions people have had to the shot.


By now, I hope you have a good understanding as to who you should think twice about the safety of the Gardasil vaccine. Surprisingly, much of this information was disclosed on the sheet that comes with the vaccine [9]. Nevertheless, I believe people should have the right to choose what they inject into their bodies, so if someone wants to take the Gardasil vaccine, it is up to them. However, I also support the right of medical consent and knowing all of the risks of a medical procedure.

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[32] Article adapted from with new research and information added