Oppose SB1659 Mandating the HPV vaccine for 6th Grade students
Sponsored by Senator Julie Morrison of Deerfield
Amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering the 6th grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Provides that the Department shall adopt the rule in time to allow students to receive the vaccination before the start of the school year beginning in 2022. Effective January 1, 2021.
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Subject: Oppose SB1659 Mandating HPV Vaccine
Vote “NO” to mandating SB1659 for all 6th grade students.
HPV vaccine side effects can be deadly
Died August 14, 2018
Perfectly healthy young man from Moline, IL, dies from ADEM 3 weeks after HPV vaccine. ADEM is a reported side effect of Gardasil. It is listed in the Gardasil package insert.
Others side effects include: auto immune disease, seizures, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (paralysis) and death. Specific to females: POF (premature ovarian failure, also known as premature menopause), as well as amenorrhea (absence of menstruation).
Several countries removed the HPV vaccine from their recommended schedule, and France, India, Japan, and Spain have each filed criminal charges against HPV vaccine manufacturers for fraud, safety issues, and providing misleading information.
Mandate is unnecessary.
6th graders are already mandated to have a physical health exam. Parents at this time can get the advise of the child’s physician regarding this vaccine.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. Since it is not communicable in a normal school setting, the vaccine should not be required for school attendance. Illinois should not be mandating medicine.
An individual’s immune system clears approx. 90% to 95% of HPV infections within 2 years.
The statistical likelihood of developing cervical cancer is less than 1% for individuals at an average age of 49 years old.
Most cervical cancer is preventable and treatable with PAP screening.