HPV Vaccine: Contents and Dangers

The HPV vaccine is used to guard against the Human Papillomavirus and was first introduced in 2006. There are two HPV vaccines used in the United States, Cerverix and Gardasil. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends a total of three doses, two of which should be given before the child’s 15th birthday and the third given 6-12 months after. Though, ideally, the CDC recommends all children aged 11-12 should start the vaccine schedule.

According to the CDC, HPV is contracted through sexual contact. They also state that virtually everyone has at least one type of HPV. They then go on to say that, “Most people with HPV never develop symptoms or health problems. Most HPV infections (9 out of 10) go away by themselves within two years. But, sometimes, HPV infections will last longer, and can cause certain cancers and other diseases.” The CDC also admits that most people never know that they have, or have ever had, HPV.

Gardasil Ingredients:

Amino Acids, Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate, Carbohydrates, L-histidine, Mineral Salts, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Borate, Vitamins (VaxTruth, 2011).

Cerverix Ingredients:

3-O-desacyl-4’-monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), Aluminum Hydroxide, Amino Acids, Insect Cell Protein, Mineral Salts, Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate, Vitamins (VaxTruth, 2011).

-Danger Breakdown-

I will only dive into the ingredients that are found to be potentially dangerous.


Both vaccines contain aluminum in order to boost their effectiveness. Aluminum is all around us, even in our food, and is hard to avoid. However, aluminum is also considered harmless when ingested because our body will not absorb it. This is not the case with injections into the blood stream. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that no more than 25 mcg of aluminum be injected into the body per day. Yet, the HPV vaccines mentioned above have 225 mcg of aluminum. Too much aluminum in a human’s blood stream can result in it accumulating in the bones and brain, and can be toxic.

Side Note, anything that has more than 25 mcg of aluminum is supposed to have a specific warning label attached to it explaining the possible risks involved. These vaccines, however, are not required to carry those warning labels.

Amino Acids:

Amino acids are listed as ingredients in both vaccines. There are 20 amino acids that occur naturally in the human body. In order for amino acids to be helpful to us they must come from proteins that have been broken down in our GI tracts. Vaccines contain amino acids that are produced by foreign proteins from animals such as cows, monkeys, and chickens, as well as from human cells (aborted babies). However, according to Dr. Robyn Cosford, since these amino acids are injected into our blood streams instead of being produced through our GI tracts, they have the opposite effect of what is intended. Vaccines in general are intended to trigger immune responses in the body. Yet, since the HPV vaccines are injected directly into our bloodstreams they can actually trigger an autoimmune response. Which means that our immune system would then fight against our own body.  If we inject foreign amino acids into our bodies instead of naturally producing them with a diet that passes proteins through our GI tracts, we can cause many different autoimmune diseases. Such as: Addison’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, reactive arthritis, pernicious anemia, Graves Disease, and others. It is also a factor in causing allergies in foods such as, peanuts, milk, eggs, gluten, etc.

I am trying not to include my opinion in these posts, but instead attempting to give solid information in the interest of promoting conscientiousness regarding vaccines in general. I believe we should know what we are putting into our own, and our children’s, bodies. While also being mindful that pharmaceutical companies are for-profit businesses. If you have questions are comments, please feel free to leave them below, I will respond to them.


HPV | Questions and Answers | Human Papillomavirus | CDC. (2018, August 23). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/questions-answers.html

VaxTruth, M. (2011, August 15). Vaccine Ingredients — A Comprehensive Guide. Retrieved from http://vaxtruth.org/2011/08/vaccine-ingredients/


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