More than 17 girls a week have had adverse reactions, including seizures and numbness, to the HPV vaccine Gardasil since it started being widely used.
There have been reports of young girls fainting, experiencing seizures, dizzy spells and paralysis, and at least seven deaths have been linked to the vaccine.
In the U.S., as many as 1700 women have suffered adverse reactions, as have hundreds more in other countries. The manufacturer has dismissed any association with the seven deaths, claiming the women died of unrelated thrombosis or heart attack.
* News.com.au December 3, 2007