Global statement released on behalf HPV vaccine victims

Global statement released on behalf HPV vaccine victims


April 26, 2018, LONDON and DUBLIN. Press Dispensary. As reports of severe medical adverse events (AEs) associated with HPV vaccines continue to escalate worldwide, a group of scientists, medical professionals and victim group representatives from five nations, including the UK and Ireland, has today (at 14.00, UK and Ireland time) issued a "Joint Statement 2018 for the Victims of HPV Vaccines". 

The statement, which may be downloaded here, identifies for the first time how very different countries have parallel experiences of adverse events following HPV vaccinations. It also records the victims’ similar experiences at the hands of their various national health services. 

The statement is the final conclusion of an international symposium held a month ago at the University of Tokyo and attended by representatives from the UK and Ireland, as well as Japan, Columbia and Spain. 

Speaking for the UK’s AHVID (UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters), vice chair Steve Hinks said
"The statement is testament to the very high number of girls and boys around the world who are suffering the same, severe, long-term disabling side-effects because of this vaccine, despite there being no evidence yet that it will prevent a single case of cancer. The World Health Organisation’s global database reports more than 305,000 AEs for HPV vaccines(1), which is far higher than for any other vaccine. These cannot all be a coincidence.

AHVID's scientific officer and UK delegate to the symposium(2) Mandeep Badial said
"The Tokyo symposium identified the need for a worldwide collaboration between doctors and victim groups as, individually, they are being disregarded. The lives of young adults have been devastated and we have an obligation to come together to help improve their futures.

The statement’s key findings note that the clinical features of AEs are "common to victims in all the five participating countries and also very similar to those of victims in other countries", and that another fact common to all countries is that the number of AEs reported for HPV vaccines, in each individual country, are "overwhelmingly higher than AEs for other vaccines". 

However, the statement continues, national health authorities and medical professionals continue to deny any causal relationship between HPV vaccines and AEs, using a "fundamentally flawed" epidemiological argument not "designed to detect the signals of HPV vaccine damage". Because AEs are reported with long incubation periods, they "are denied any connection with the vaccine, and the cases displaying diverse symptoms are diagnosed as separate known illnesses." 

Speaking for REGRET (Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma) and representing Ireland at the Tokyo symposium(3)Anna Cannon said
"The Tokyo symposium and today’s statement highlight how the same neglect of the HPV vaccine victims is experienced in each country represented. It's time that we come together to find urgent resolutions for those affected: they cannot wait any longer". 

A new organisation, the International Federation for Injured Children and Adults (IFICA), also recently hosted an international symposium in Dublin, "Working Together", examining solutions for HPV vaccine injury through common endeavour, with doctors, lawyers and victim group representatives attending from the US, UK, Denmark and Spain, as well as Ireland. 

Anna Cannon concluded: 
"These two symposia, in quick succession, highlight the global nature of what has become an HPV vaccine emergency and underline an urgency for a worldwide resolution. The Tokyo statement is a watershed moment in a new international collaboration to fight the global devastation experienced by those adversely affected by the HPV vaccination."
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Notes for editors
(1) The sum of all reported ADRs (“adverse drug reactions”) in all reaction categories for Gardasil and Cervarix, found at .
(2) Mandeep Badial’s symposium presentation for the UK:
(3) Anna Cannon’s symposium presentation for Ireland:
Symposium panel discussion: 

About the statement The “Joint Statement 2018 for the Victims of HPV Vaccines” is the conclusion of an international symposium "The Current Status of Worldwide Injuries from the HPV Vaccine" which was held in Tokyo on the 24th March, 2018 and organised by Medwatcher Japan. It is issued simultaneously worldwide at 14.00 (UK and Ireland time) today and may be downloaded at .

The statement concludes:
“In the face of this medical tragedy, which is now occurring on a global scale, we call on the media to raise awareness of the dire consequences of this critical social and healthcare issue, and we call upon governments, vaccine makers and healthcare experts to:
 Conduct a protracted follow-up study, by a neutral third party, of the health status of all those who received the HPV vaccines.
 Promote researches to develop effective therapies to treat the side effects of the HPV vaccines.
 Provide treatment, and support HPV vaccine victims in daily activities, education, and employment.
 Disseminate information about ALL possible side effects, in the form of a Patient Information Leaflet to be given to children, adolescents, and parents so that they can make an informed decision regarding the HPV vaccination based on fundamental human rights to Informed Consent.
 Cease all advertisement campaigns which promote the HPV vaccination without highlighting the full risks.
 Suspend recommendation of HPV vaccines for routine immunization, until a safer system is established ensuring that serious side effects are avoided.
 Refrain from actions that discriminate against, or slander HPV vaccine victims.”

The signatories to the statement are:
Medwatcher Japan
Rebuilding Hope Association HPV Vaccine Victims(in Colombia)
AAVP (Association of Affected People Due to the HPV Vaccine in Spain)
AHVID (UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters)
REGRET (Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma, in Ireland)
National Network of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Victims in Japan
National Plaintiffs Association for the HPV Vaccines Lawsuits in Japan

The UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) was established at the beginning of 2015 when families and their daughters from the north of Scotland to the south of England, Wales and Northern Ireland joined together to give support to each other and raise awareness of the dangers of the HPV vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil.  The primary focus of this organisation is to assure members that they are no longer on their own and by working together they can achieve so much more. AHVID believes these vaccines have caused many serious health issues which need immediate investigation.

The R.E.G.R.E.T. Support Group was set up by parents of previously healthy Irish teenage girls who have developed serious health problems after entering secondary school. Their primary goal is to get help for their daughters who, like many girls around the world, have experienced "Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma" (R.E.G.R.E.T). Many are not receiving effective medical treatment and cannot attend school regularly due to the debilitating health conditions they still suffer from.

Just as important to these parents is to raise awareness of the safety issues surrounding the HPV vaccine so that other parents can be in a position to make a truly informed decision on this issue. The group feels that the information provided by the HSE is incomplete and biased, downplaying the safety issues while exaggerating its effectiveness.
For further information please contact
Steve Hinks (UK), AHVID
Tel: + 44 1228 576157 / + 44 7908 466850
Facebook: AHVID.UK

Anna Cannon (Ireland)
Twitter: REGRET_ie