Parents, Teens Question Safety of HPV Vaccine

Scott Friedman

She was only 18 years old, but Ainsley Bailey suddenly found herself struggling just to get out of bed.

The Plano teenager said her medical troubles started the day after she received a first dose of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer.

“It got to the point where I couldn’t walk without screaming, the pain in my legs was so bad,” said Bailey.

Ainsley’s mom, Gaynell Bailey, started keeping a daily journal documenting her daughter’s symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle pain, chest pain and chronic fatigue. There’s no scientific evidence the vaccine caused her symptoms, but the Baileys believe there has to be a connection.

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Jeffry John Aufderheide is the father of a child injured as a result of vaccination. As editor of the website he promotes well-educated pediatricians, informed consent, and full disclosure and accountability of adverse reactions to vaccines.