Angry Parents in Colombia Shut Down Schools, Lock Gates in Protest Over HPV Vaccine Injuries

Angry-Parents-ColombiaBy Maria Tersa Guiterrez for

Today when hundreds of children of Carmen de Bolivar were to resume classes after day holiday midyear, they found their schools closed by several groups of parents of girls who are being affected after being vaccinated by the vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) in this Bolivarense municipality.

With banners and padlocks, parents blocked the educational institutions to demand that the government respond on more than 1,000 cases (of HPV vaccine injuries), which according to the associations of parents of Carmen de Bolivar, have been presented in this municipality.

“The girls are in crisis but neither the provincial government nor the national government give us a solution. Our daughters are still treated like they’re crazy,” said a mother who spoke with Opinion and Health and would not reveal her name.

Already two years since the outbreak of this situation in Carmen de Bolivar, today the victims say they have not received treatment, nor a coherent response (from the government.)

“We can not go on like this, without knowing …. how they can improve,” said the mother.