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Forced Vaccination Judged Unconstitutional in Colombia

Posted: 9/5/2017 6:44:49 PM | with 1 comments


The Constitutional Court in Columbia recently ruled that mandating the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Columbia is unconstitutional. They further affirmed the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking, stressing that decisions involving medical procedures should ultimately be made by patients themselves and not the government. 

The group Columbian Rebuilding Hope Association filed a class action lawsuit against the Columbian government and Merck Sharp & Dohme on behalf of 700 people alleging they had been harmed by the Gardasil HPV vaccine. The lawsuit seeks over U.S. $30 million dollars in compensation for damage to the immune and neurologic system, and calls for a declaration that the vaccine is unsafe. 

There has been heightened concern about the HPV vaccine in Columbia since 2014 when more than 200 girls between the ages of nine and 16 years old in the town of El Carmen de Bolivar were hospitalized after receiving the Gardasil vaccine. 

Read Forced Vaccination Judged Unconstitutional in Colombia in NVIC’s newspaper The Vaccine Reaction. Learn more about international concerns with the HPV vaccine in HPV Vaccines Raise International Red Flags and Japan, U.S. Poles Apart on Harmful HPV Vaccine. Read a mother’s experience with Gardasil in Gardasil Devastation is NO Coincidence, and Barbara Loe Fisher’s Statement on HPV and Why Is Informed Consent to Vaccination A Human Right?

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Posted: 9/5/2017 6:44:49 PM | with 1 comments


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