CDC Looking to Expand HPV Vaccine

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

November 29, 2010

I’ve warned you that this day was coming… and now, it’s here.   The vaccine peddlers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who’ve been pushing the dangerous Gardasil HPV shot on your girls are now going after your boys.

The CDC — with plenty of help from Merck, the vaccine’s maker — is pressuring its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to rubberstamp a plan that would make Gardasil one of the “recommended” vaccines for boys.  That means millions of boys would get it as a routine vaccination… regardless of the fact that it’s already been linked to thousands of adverse events, including hundreds of cases of permanent disability and dozens of deaths in the girls who’ve been given it so far.   And those are the ones we know about — as I told you a few weeks ago, the feds haven’t exactly been forthcoming with the data. (Click here to read more about it.)

Gardasil was approved for girls because of its very limited protection from some of the strains of HPV that may cause cervical cancer — “protection” that may run out after just a few years.  Since boys obviously can’t get cervical cancer, the vaccine peddlers have had to scheme up other reasons to push this on them.  And some of them are real beauts.

Ever hear of a life-threatening case of genital warts? Of course you haven’t — but the feds think your boy should be inoculated… just in case.  Not good enough for you? Don’t worry — they’ve cooked up some more “benefits” for you and your boy: If he grows up to prefer men over women, the vaccine might protect him from anal cancer.

I don’t know anyone outside of California who makes health decisions for a child based on the assumption that he might turn out to be gay someday — but even if he did, bear in mind that the CDC says the anal cancer rate among gays is “as high as” 37 for every 100,000.   That’s 0.037 percent, folks. And the “as high as” means it’s probably much lower than that.

But the writing’s on the wall — Gardasil will make the list for boys sooner or later. All you can do is arm yourself now — with information — so when they come a-knocking for your son, you’ll have the power to tell them where they can shove that needle.