The CDC says there have been about 8,000 reported incidents of adverse effects due to Gardasil vaccinations in the U.S. More than 11 million doses of Gardasil were distributed last year. The most common complaint was pain at the site of injection, though seven percent of the incidents were considered serious. That's about half the level of serious side effects that are reported for the average vaccine, says the CDC. There were 15 deaths reported, though investigators said they could not prove any causal link with the vaccine. Merck and the FDA have expanded the list of side effects associated with Gardasil, adding joint and muscle pain, fatigue, physical weakness and general malaise.
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