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R.E.G.R.E.T. Support Group was set up by parents of Irish teenage girls who have developed serious health problems after entering secondary school.  These parents are certain that the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) is the cause of their daughters' otherwise unexplained illness. 

The primary goal of the parents in the group is to get help for their daughters who, like many girls around the world, have experienced "Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma" (R.E.G.R.E.T). Many are not receiving effective medical treatment and cannot attend school regularly due to the debilitating health conditions they still suffer from.

Just as important to these parents is to raise awareness of the safety issues surrounding the HPV vaccine so that other parents can be in a position to make a truly informed decision on this issue. The group feels that the information provided by the HSE is incomplete and biased, downplaying the safety issues while exaggerating its effectiveness.

If your child has suffered health issues that you think may have been triggered by Gardasil, and you wish to get in contact with other parents who have had a similar experience, please contact us at:

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"Our Girls Are Not Rumours" (2018, Ireland)

"Our Girls Are Not Rumours - Getting Help after HPV Vaccination" (2018, Ireland). Produced by REGRET Support Group.

HPV Vaccine injury protest in Dublin (09/07/2018)

HPV Vaccine injury protest in Dublin as Prof Ian Frazer, co-inventor of the vaccine, gave a speech next door at the Royal College of Physicians. During the protest 2 girls collapsed with seizures and had to be rushed to hospital (09/07/2018).

"The Current Status of Worldwide Injuries from the HPV Vaccine"

Anna Cannon of REGRET speaking at international symposium on "The Current Status of Worldwide Injuries from the HPV Vaccine" held in Tokyo on 24/03/2018 with Medwatcher Japan.

"HPV Vaccine, An Irish Experience"

"HPV Vaccine, An Irish Experience" - Peter Hollidge, IFICA Conference, Dublin (21/04/2018).

A Public Service Message from REGRET

HPV vaccination - Do you know the full facts? [31/08/2016]

Cervical Cancer Vaccine - Is it safe? (Irish TV3 Documentary)  

Four Irish families tell their stories about what getting the HPV Vaccine Gardasil has meant for them. TV3 documentary aired on 14/12/2015.

Jonathan Irwin interview  

Jonathan Irwin, founder of Jack & Jill charity for sick children, explains how the Gardasil HPV vaccine has injured his daughter, and how the health services in Ireland have done nothing to help. (May 2017)

REGRET meeting with EMA  

REGRET meeting at European Medicines Agency headquarters in London (Sep 2015)

Irish Parliament Committee Hearings 03/12/2015  

Anna Cannon from REGRET speaks to Irish Parliament Committee.

Karen Smyth from REGRET speaks to Irish Parliament Committee. 

Irish Media Coverage 

RTE News Report on falling uptake of HPV Vaccine in Ireland [07102016].

George Hook challenges Irish medical experts on HPV Vaccine safety [04/10/2016].

[14/12/2015] Interview on Pat Kenny Show with mother and her daughter who suffers serious longterm illness which she says was triggered by the HPV Vaccine Gardasil. Also debating the issue was REGRET Spokesperson Anna Cannon and a Consultant in sexual health who is not convinced of a link.

[07/04/2016] NewsTalk interview family of Rebecca, 15, who suffers serious longterm illness which she believes was triggered by the HPV Vaccine. Also debating the issue is Dr Ann Hogan, vice president of the IMO, who is not convinced of a link.

Question on HPV Vaccine serious reactions for Minister for Children James o'Reilly, who advocated strongly for the introduction of the Vaccine. However he failed to appear for the Q&A sessian on Tv3's Vincent Browne show 13/01/2016.


The Colohan family on TV3 AM show 14/12/2015

Political Action:

Irish Senator Paschal Mooney highlights REGRET.IE, and states "The medical profession are protecting the pharmaceutical companies by denying there are any side effects"

Legal Action:

Irish Mother (representing herself) takes case against Health Product Regulatory Authority seeking injunction to suspend the HPV vaccine which she believes is responsible for her daughter's illness.

Fiona Kirby gives her first radio interview after her HPV Vaccine court case.

Government Reaction: 

Irish Minister for Health Dismisses safety concerns over HPV Vaccine (03/11/2015)


Public Reaction:


International Reporting



 News Reports:

REGRET response to Irish Cancer Society 'Political Education Campaign' on HPV Vaccine

REGRET Statement on Journal.ie FactCheck feature of 11/09/2016

REGRET calls upon Minister to reconsider proposed increase of Disability Allowance age threshold.

Irish Girls Received HPV Vaccine containing Genetically Engineered Viral DNA

Senators and TDs express shock after meeting REGRET Parents in Dáil Éireann.

REGRET Parents meet with EMA Investigators in London

REGRET.IE launches national register appeal

 Original Articles:

SanityCheck: How Proven are HPV Vaccine Benefits?

Informing the Crowd - How the HPV Vaccine was sold to a credulous Irish public.

Competing information campaigns launched as HPV vaccine program recommences.

Support Group R.E.G.R.E.T. offically launched in Swords.

Original Investigations:

Irish Adverse Reaction Reports for the HPV Vaccine Gardasil more than all other vaccines combined (for girls).

Regret.ie investigates very rare blood disorder reported after gardasil vaccination (3 cases reported In one week).

Irish Political Support: 

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Sinn Féin Spokeperson on Health.

Maureen o'Sullivan T.D  questions Minister for Health

Senator Paschal Mooney FF questions Minister for Health

Deputy Michael Moynihan FF  questions Minister for Health

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, Reform Alliance

Gerry Adams leader Sinn Fein questions Taoiseach

Poster Campaign: 

   School Poster (IVA)

Other Posters:

    Poster X (Detailed) 

    Poster Z (Simple)

Merck Product Information

Gardsil Patient  Product Info

Gardsil Product Info Leaflet (PIL)

Also, see PIL section "Serious Adverse Events in Clinical Studies" (Gardasil 9)

Global Support: 

 United States: Sanevax.org, Facebook Group.

 New Zealand: ga-nz.com

 UK:  HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters

 Canada: Gardasil Awareness Network

 Denmark: Intro

 Spain: inicio.aavp.es

 Holland: NL HPV Vaccin Groep

News Update: 03/11/2015: 

Senator Paschal Mooney questions Irish Minister for Health


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