This mother took her daughter to get the HPV vaccine but something terrible happened to the child!
Vaccination is giving an individual, usually a child an antigen that prepares the immune system of the body and helps in fighting and developing immunity against a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent individuals from death due to such diseases.
Most common vaccines delivered to kids are the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV vaccine), the Flu vaccine, Polio Vaccine and the chicken pox vaccine. Worldwide vaccination programs resulted in eradication of small pox and restriction of diseases such as polio, measles and tetanus.
But like any other drugs, even vaccines have their side effects and possible injury list has been made by the CDC. A New Zealand mother gave her daughter a vaccine for HPV and then saw her daughter suffer like never before.
Find out what happened.
Amber Smith from Christchurch took her 12 year old daughter Brair to get vaccinated against the HPV that causes cervical cancer. The vaccine has been certified safe by the health officials all around the world and even by the New Zealand health experts.
But somehow, after getting vaccinated, Briar started experiencing severe pain in her leg, which intensified over the time and then the leg got completely numb and turned cold and purple. Her mum Amber decided to video tape her daughter’s ordeal as she blamed the vaccine for her condition.
1 Offending HPV Vaccine
The offending HPV vaccine given to Briar was Gardasil, as it is the mandated vaccine given to little girls and boys to protect them from the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. It is a very common STD and all adults who are sexually active get it at one point or another.
It causes warts in the genital areas and it takes a long time to get rid of it. HPV also causes cancer in the cervix and private parts. It can also cause cancer in the back of the mouth and tonsils, known as oropharyngeal cancer.
2 Her ordeal
Briar got her first 3 HPV vaccines in May of 2014 and she became sicker with each injection. She experienced dizziness, nausea and extreme pain in her legs. This pain then spread to her whole body. Her mother Amber says “A couple of weeks after the second vaccine she was saying her leg hurt — we thought she must have hurt it at netball.” She continues, “She was so cold and purple, she couldn’t eat or get out of bed and she lost 7kg. She said she wanted to die because she was in so much pain. It broke my heart.”
Amber says, “Her legs collapse 15 to 20 times a day and she’s had emergency department admissions because of the crushing chest pain.” Briar was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) – a painful disorder of the arm, hand, leg or foot.
3 Reaction of people and what experts say!
The video of Briar’s ordeal has gone viral and was seen over 375,000 times on YouTube. Though Amber didn’t blame the vaccine at the start, she suspects that the vaccine reacted with her body and caused all the pain to her daughter. Briar is currently working with physiotherapists in order to get back to her old self.
The doctor who treated Briar said that she might have had an allergic reaction to the HPV vaccine, given her condition deteriorated with every injection of the vaccine. He also adds that it is not yet proven that the HPV vaccine caused all this.
But, the mother is deeply hurt by seeing her child in so much of pain and now Amber says that she will not be getting her two other younger kids vaccinated against HPV.