743,000 Gardasil Shots Recalled Due to Contamination with Shards of Glass

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 28, 2013

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CBS News
quietly reported this week that Merck, the 50 billion dollar pharmaceutical company and vaccine manufacturer, has voluntarily recalled 743,000 Gardasil shots for contamination with glass particles.

The vials were shipped between August 20 and October 9, 2013 and can be identified by lot number J007354.

The Drug Recall Attorneys Blog is reporting that given that some of the shipments went out months ago, it is likely that some patients have already received the contaminated shots that contained glass particles so small they fit through the eye of a needle.

Merck contends the contamination likely occurred when “something broke” during the manufacturing process and is not the result of foul play.

Lest anyone think that a tiny piece of glass is no big deal and can do no harm, consider how glass that is almost visually imperceptible can lodge in the bottom of your foot, break the skin, and cause bleeding and severe pain.

Imagine what a glass shard let loose internally can do?

In fact, cases of serious injury from the contaminated shots have already been reported. Gardasil attorneys at Pintas & Mullins are currently reviewing cases of serious injury caused by broken glass in vaccine vials.

You can be sure that the reported injuries are why Merck was forced to “voluntarily” recall the tainted shipments.

If no one had said anything or complained, would Merck have recalled a single shot?

Nah.  They have no motivation to keep things safe as Federal law gives vaccine manufacturers immunity from prosecution and anyone who actually gets injured gets paid by Uncle Sam not Big Pharma shareholders.

Unbelievable that “something” could break during the manufacturing process and Merck wouldn’t realize it until nearly 6 months later when patients injected with the contaminated shots reported serious injury?

Of course, no one can actually suggest this or even raise the question, can they … especially if such person happens to work for conventional media?

Even huge profile celebrity newspeople have to keep their mouths shut.  Consider how the enormously popular Katie Couric, whose ABC syndicated news show Katie was ranked #1 in 2012-2013, was recently canned after only 2 seasons not so coincidentally after she dared to invite people on to her show to tell their story about how they were damaged by the Gardasil vaccine.  Couric even clearly stated that she was pro-vaccine and had her own daughters vaccinated.

No matter. She was viciously skewered by the media, forced to apologize (for what anyway? Is vaccination a religion now for heaven’s sake?) and her daytime show summarily cancelled.

It seems that it’s not just those who consciously choose to not vaccinate who are getting attacked anymore.  Even those who choose to vaccinate but dare to question the safety of vaccines or to even listen to the stories of the vaccine damaged are under fire as well.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sources:

HPV vaccine Gardasil voluntarily recalled due to glass shards in some vials

Gardisil Vaccines Recalled for Broken Glass

Health Impact News

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  3. Sarah, I just discovered your blog today while looking up pediatricians/family doctors that will not force me to vaccinate my 4 month old. I came across your blog on how to deal with these doctors but couldn’t comment on it as the blog is years old. I live in Tampa and really need some recommendations on a family doctor I could go to. I was using a family doctor but she told me I would need to find another doctor if I chose not to vaccinate my son, “its the most irresponsible thing u could do as a parent” I feel the opposite. Any help u could provide would be greatly appreciated. I just canceled my sons appointment to get his 4 month shots and it felt oh so good! :)

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    • Thank your Karen. You expressed my thoughts and beliefs perfectly to the sneering crowd who support advertising spinners and self-interests in conventional medicine. Living in a pharmaceutical town, advocates for vaccines are common around here, and biting my tongue so often makes me talk funny lololol. I’m not too popular with the group but it’s chipping away one person at a time against Goliath, and it will pay in the end..

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  7. David, she’s only quoting the CDC in this. If you don’t really want to look closer at the implications of what the CDC says, you are no more interested in educating yourself than someone who gets their information from reading a blog. If you only give your respect to “immunology” a highly profitable field of research that like you, demonizes everyone who raises legitimate questions to its practices, you don’t really care about furthering science or health. You only seek to proliferate the fear mongering and profiteering you claim to stand against. If you care about health, you need to broaden your research and ask more questions. Asking and finding immunology doesn’t have the answers isn’t a crime.

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  8. David Rubino via Facebook December 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Mind sharing articles from those journals, links to the documentaries, or any kind of research saying why the CDC isn’t to be trusted?

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  9. David Rubino via Facebook December 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    A bit of fact checking on this story:
    -it’s true
    -an estimated 10 of those 743000 vials have glass particles
    -the glass is from manufacturing errors, NOT the vaccine itself
    -Mild reactions (swelling, rash, etc) occur from glass particles
    -No serious injuries have been reported whatsoever
    -The vaccine’s effectiveness is still as high as ever, and is still incredibly safe.
    http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/s1220-gardasil-vaccine.html
    In short, this is obviously bad, but has nothing to do with the vaccine, was in a *very* small # of cases, hasn’t hurt anyone at all, and simply can’t do anything beyond mild reactions.

    Uh oh, looks like SOMEONE’S ridiculous fear mongering got called out by reality :P. Nice try! Shame on everyone else for simply believing everything from an incredibly biased blog without actually looking into it.

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  10. I wonder if the homeopathic remedy, Silicea, would be of benefit to those who have been subjected to this tragedy. If anything can remove the shards of glass, this would do it the least painful. Silicea, the remedy, “expels foreign bodies”. It is wonderful for splinters, which work their way out painlessly. It is a wonder! I would recommend a 6x in a cell salt, taken 3-4 times a day until they are out. If any homeopaths could chime in as to their opinion…

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  12. First of all, thank you for spelling cancelled correctly! So many people today forget to double the “l” before adding -ed.

    Most importantly however, I will never have any of my 4 daughters vaccinated for this crap! My oldest da is 16 and I have already had the talk w/her pediatrician that we are not interested and please do NOT bring it up in front of my daughter. She was cool with that…..Then we had to switch docs and mr. macho doc not so cool….hmmm….guess I’ll keep on looking.

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  13. I would urge everyone to subscribe to USDA and FDA recall notices. Honestly, you would not be shocked by this story as it is only a small snip it of the whole processed food and drug industry. My opinion is the food supplement industry is the absolute worse. also not how the ambulance chasers are circling the wagons and we will son see ads on TV for the shysters.

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  14. Send it all back to Merck.It has two different kind of aluminum adjuvants (to stimulate the immune system) these are neurotoxins and boric acid which is an emulsifier.

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  15. do the healthcare providers these people go to not use filtered needles? thats what these needles are made for, to stop any impurities which may be present in vials..

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  16. OMG. If I share this, I end up with people defending this sick and deadly display of greed in the name of saving lives. I hate the divisiveness of the lie of herd mentality that has been spread keeping people from being able to open their minds enough to educate themselves about what’s really going on.

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  17. Recently while at the doctor with my 18YO daughter, the doctor suggested Gardasil to us. I chimed in “no thanks” and immediately the doctor glared at me. She then turned to my daughter and explained to her that now she is 18, she can make her own choices. My daughter smiled at her and also said, “No thanks.”

    Then we were both treated to a 5 minute lecture -in broken English- that vaccines are not dangerous. I just smiled and told her my research has shown me differently. This made the doctor huffy as she explained how she went to medical school and she knows. Whatever, lady!

    This was our first visit with this HMO doctor and my daughter and I both decided on our way out that it would also be our last.

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    • If English is not someone’s first language does that make them uneducated? That it what I would assume by your statement.

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  18. LisaandSteven Keffer via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Gardasil has been a death trap from its inception. The sooner it goes, the better. Thanks for posting, Sarah.

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  19. Nick Miazek via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I would like to read your article but keep being spammed by popups telling me to download some app or that I have a virus…. only on your site, so not my phone.

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  20. Valerie Pietsch Ammendola via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Um…@becky Stewart, if your doctor said that, I would find a new doctor. That doesn’t make sense. We are talking about Gardasil. Homeschooling or going to school won’t make a difference with this one.

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    • Rebecca Campbell January 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      are you so sure? I was in a focus group (voluntarily) ordered by the state health dept when I was about 25 when gardasil first came out. I gleaned from the information i got there that cervical cancer is primarily transmitted through STDs. Though they did not come out and say that directly, I researched it later on and found that to be the case. So if her daughter is at home, living a certain lifestyle, and not going out among others with STDs, why does she need it? I myself elected not to get it because I was a virgin with no plans of having sex before marriage. My husband was the same. So two virgins married to each other, no gardasil needed here! That was before I even knew that vaccines were harmful. I just didn’t like the political and immoral overtones of the issue back then. Now I am extra glad I stayed away.

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      • It is a vaccine for a specific std I understand which often later cause cervical cancer. Homeschooling is no guarantee that your kids won’t be sexually active before you want them to but IMO sex education would be a better way to go than vaccinations.

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  21. Caprice Salas-Woodall via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Warning: the following statement contains sarcasm and irony.
    Darn! I totally was hoping to inject myself and/or my daughter with toxic, harmful ingredients. The glass, is just crossing the line!

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  22. I am so thankful for our pediatrician, she doesn’t push vaccines at all, when I asked her about this a year ago she told us that we wouldn’t need it at all:) especially since we homeschool and don’t expose our children to things that would need this vaccine for.

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  23. My husband and I are pregnant with our first child and have been researching vaccinations since the day we discovered our bun in the oven. We have been unable to find any Good Reason to vaccinate our child. Once again this article proves how Big Pharma and our government could careless about “We the People” of America. As long as they are making money they don’t care who gets hurt or sick.

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    • I do not think they should be mandated, but I think some of them are wise to get. I am not against alternative medicines. I use them all the time. But diseases like mumps can leave a male sterile. Tetanus, Pertussis, and Polio are not diseases that I would consider beneficial getting. Chicken Pox, Measles and Rubella are ones that I am not too concerned with. My son has his vaccines, he is due for his Dtap booster soon, but I do that to protect his health.

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  24. Alishia Maria Klynstra via Facebook December 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I think that is a cover story… I mean obviously someone was aware that glass broke so why in the hell would you keep making it and then provide to the public…

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    • Or maybe someone sabotaged it (whistleblower) as one way to slow down the deaths and maiming from this horrible vaccine…..?????

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