Researchers: Cervical cancer vaccination linked to symptoms affecting nervous system

By TOMOKO SAITO, ASAHI SHIMBUN, September 16, 2014

A medical technician hands out leaflets encouraging women to receive cervical cancer check-ups in Sendai in April

[Photo: "A medical technician hands out leaflets encouraging women to receive cervical cancer check-ups in Sendai in April"]

One-third of side effects felt by patients who received a vaccine against cervical cancer are believed to be caused by a dysfunction within the central nervous system, a study suggests.

“There is a possibility that a change is taking place inside the brain,” said Kusuki Nishioka, who heads Tokyo Medical University’s Institute of Medical Science and led researchers in an independent study.

Nishioka said it remains unclear whether the vaccination is directly responsible for the side effects, although many women developed a number of symptoms after receiving the vaccination, which is given to bolster the body's immune system.

One patient experienced 62 different side effects after receiving the vaccination, the most reported, including those related to the central nervous system.

The findings by Nishioka and six other medical experts were announced at a news conference in Nagano on Sept. 13.

The group studied the cases of about 2,500 women who complained about health problems after receiving a cervical cancer vaccine.

The researchers said they confirmed a total of 7,676 cases of side effects.

Of these, 2,570 cases, or 33 percent of the total, represented more than 80 kinds of side effects stemming from a dysfunction of the central nervous system.

They included forgetfulness, fainting, spasms, numbness and weakness.

The number of cases in which women complained about a sensory organ dysfunction, such as a narrowing of their visual field, came to 694. The figure for chronic pain in a large part of the body was 662.

Other members of the study group included Shunpei Yokota, doctor of pediatrics who heads the International University of Health and Welfare’s Atami Hospital, and specialists from the Jikei University School of Medicine and Juntendo University.

The group’s findings came after a panel of experts with the health ministry ruled out the possibility in January that a range of reported problems after receiving the vaccination were caused by changes within the immune system or central nervous system.

The panel also said there are no grounds for suspicions that problems which developed at least a month after receiving the vaccine are linked to the vaccination.

Of the 2,500 patients, the ministry plans to set up a system to treat 176 who complained about a wide range of symptoms centering on widespread pain and mobility disorders.

The ministry also plans to expand the treatment to other patients.

It stopped recommending the vaccination in June 2013 following a spate of reports about prolonged pain and other complaints.


Steve Hinks · The Grammar School, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

You should be extremely worried about the HPV vaccine. There are many deaths and serious auto-immune adverse reactions reported around the world (USA, Canada, Japan, Spain, France, Denmark, Colombia, Brazil, etc).

Our daughter suffered an immediate adverse reaction following the 3rd jab which soon became very serious. She was crippled with pain and sleeping 20-22 hours every day. It started with flu-like symptoms, with pains and feeling cold and very tired. Only afterwards did we realise it also happened with the earlier 2 jabs but we were told that it is safe and didn't recognise the side-effects. She has now missed 3 years of school and life and it has been a huge burden on the family.

In the UK the number of serious adverse reactions is 92 per 100,000 (approximately 100 times more than other common vaccines, including 4 deaths. Over 18,000 adverse reactions reported). Whereas the deaths due to cervical cancer have come down from 8 per 100,000 to 2 per 100,000 over the last 40 years and at this rate should disappear within 10 years - with no help from the vaccine. The vaccine efficacy is only 97% and known to be effective for several years but cervical cancer typically takes 15 years to develop.

Why are we killing and maiming our children at huge cost when there is no need to do so?

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