Gee, I can’t imagine why parents are reluctant to subject their children to Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. It’s expensive. It’s inconvenient (three trips to the doctor for three doses). And the most extreme side effects can be nightmarish.
What could POSSIBLY be holding parents back?
But a drug company might have found another way to turn HPV into gold.
They call it VGX-3100. It’s an experimental vaccine. It boosts immune response in girls who are already HPV infected.
Just like Gardasil, doctors give it in three separate doses. But there’s an extra twist. After each injection, the doctor administers an electrical jolt. They call it “electroporation.” It’s supposed to help juice up the immune response.
Can you imagine? Here’s your vaccine. And now an electroshock. Okay! See you in a month for the next one!
Now, here’s the kicker…
So far, they’ve tested the vaccine on 18 girls. Among this small cohort, one girl had a seizure and one had a tension headache. But according to HealthDay News… “Researchers deemed them not related to the vaccine.”
Ah yes! Looks like they’ve already learned the Gardasil technique for addressing side effects… Deny. Deny. Deny.
“Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV” Alan Mozes, HealthDay News, 10/10/12, healthday.com