In a highly controversial, unprecedented motion, members of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, PA, have publicly revealed that they’re considering administering a countywide mandate to require all 7th grade girls and boys to receive the HPV vaccine before receiving admittance into school for the 2017–18 school year. Since the news broke last week, natural health advocates and anti-vaccine activists have been in an outrage, condemning the corporate Big Pharma-funded mandate.
The HPV vaccine is readily available to the public; that, coupled with the fact that the Human papilloma virus is transmitted exclusively through sexual activity, makes the necessity of administering a vaccine with such controversial side effects to grade school children absurd.
If passed, the mandate would make Allegheny County the only county in the state to have different vaccine regulations to the rest of Pennsylvania. While the mandate would only affect school children attending schools within Allegheny County, many fear that if the mandate is a success, other U.S. counties and states could easily follow suit.
The plot thickens, as Health Impact News reported that medical professionals who spoke in favor of administering the HPV vaccine at a recent meeting organized by the Allegheny County Health Department, had “conflicts of interest related to vaccine manufacturers that they failed to disclose.”
The problem doesn’t only lie in the fact that county officials are attempting to forcibly administer Big Pharma vaccines to the public, but that they’re attempting to administer arguably the most controversial of all vaccines to children.
In January 2016, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP), one of the world’s foremost organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children, issued a press release warning the public of the dangers of administering the HPV vaccine to children.
In their report, the ACP referenced numerous cases of sterilization experienced by young women who had received Gardasil (a brand of HPV vaccine), as well as the research conducted by Dr. Sin Hang Lee, exposing fraudulent studies conducted by pharmaceutical companies in attempts to falsely alter their products’ safety marketability.
Scott Field, M.D., and current member of the American College of Pediatricians board of directors, warned: “It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines [HPV] could possibly be associated with the very rare but serious condition of premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as premature menopause.”
Field also outlined in the ACP’s report that many cases of adverse reactions to HPV vaccinations often go unreported, because healthcare professionals have failed to receive the proper training in order to recognize an association between HPV vaccinations and cases of POF.
Additionally, Vaccine Impact reported that an “overwhelming majority (76%) of VAERS reports [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] since 2006 with ovarian failure, premature menopause, and/or amenorrhea are associated solely with Gardasil.”
Why Allegheny County officials would want to significantly increase the chances of their schools’ 7th graders contracting life-altering diseases – such as premature ovulation failure – by administering mandatory HPV vaccines to their students is anyone’s guess. But, the facts are there.
If you are a resident of Allegheny County, and are inclined to take up arms against Big Pharma putting the health of your county’s children at risk, you can take action now, and write your senator. The Allegheny County Health Department asked for public comments on the proposed mandate by July 7, with a promise to issue an official report by July 13, including “a recommendation on whether or not to proceed with mandating the HPV vaccine through the regulatory process for the 2017-18 school year.