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One vial is not necessarily the same as the next

Aluminium has been described by immunologist C.A. Janeway as, “immunology’s dirty little secret.” There are three forms of aluminium which are used as adjuvants in vaccines in order to bring about an immune response: aluminium phosphate aluminium hydroxide amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate Each shot of Merck’s HPV vaccine, Gardasil, contains 225 micrograms of amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate and Gardasil 9 contains 500 mcgs of the same adjuvant. Of all the vaccines in 2017, parents […]

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Postpartum mothers recruited by Merck and the University of Alabama for Gardasil 9 vaccine trials

 I am horrified to read that the latest group being targeted as possible recipients of Gardasil are pregnant women. Markab Algedi  writes that the University of Alabama at Birmingham along with vaccine producer Merck plan to trial Gardasil 9 on postpartum mothers. The women who agree to be part of the trial will be between the ages of 16 and 26, and receive the vaccine immediately after having their children at the UAB […]

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No Gardasil for UK boys

UK boys and their parents are able to breathe a sigh of relief after the decision has finally been made on whether to vaccinate boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV).  The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has been considering whether to include boys along with girls in the current vaccination program since 2014. There have been ongoing campaigns aimed at a ‘gender-neutral‘ approach to the vaccination, that […]

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