Judicial Watch recently uncovered critical information about serious adverse events related to the controversial HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

Judicial Watch received this information through a freedom of information act (FOIA) request for the time period of May 2009 to September 2010. From the FOIA results, Judicial Watch learned that the FDA has received over 3500 adverse event reports related to Gardasil in this short time period. The adverse event reports gravely include 16 deaths and 213 cases of permanent disability.

According to the CDC, Gardasil is safe and has only minor side effects. On their website today, one will read that "The most common side effects [of gardasil] are pain and redness where the shot is given (in the arm). About 1 person in 10 will get a mild fever. About 1 person in 30 will get itching where they got the shot. About 1 person in 60 will experience a moderate fever. These symptoms do not last long and go away on their own."