Your Child NEEDS the HPV Vaccine: 13 Reasons Why the CDC is Right13 Reasons Why The CDC is Right and Your Child Needs the HPV Vaccine 1. You don’t care that the HPV vaccine program was halted in Japan. The Japanese government stopped giving the Gardasil vaccine in 2013 after health officials recorded nearly 2,000 adverse reactions, according to the Tokyo Times. Too bad, so sad. Who cares? What do the Japanese know, anyway? Ah, right. Japanese health authorities recognized that the whole-cell pertussis vaccine was causing brain damage in healthy children and introduced a safer and equally as effective vaccine in 1981, a full SIXTEEN YEARS before American health officials paid real attention and recommended an acellular vaccine for widespread use in the United States… 2. The side effects of the HPV vaccine don’t concern you. Reported side effects from the Gardasil vaccine include fainting, seizures, brain damage, paralysis, speech problems, short-term memory loss, pancreatitis, and even death. But what’s a little death compared to preventing cervical cancer? 3. You don’t give two hoots about Shazel Zaman, the 13-year-old girl who started vomiting immediately following vaccination. Shazel Zaman was so dizzy and had such a severe headache that she ended up in the hospital. Shazel Zaman died five days after receiving the HPV vaccine at Derby High School in England. Just another unfortunate coincidence!