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:
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 .
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
Irish Senator Paschal Mooney highlights REGRET.IE, and states "The medical profession are protecting the pharmaceutical companies by denying there are any side effects"
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.
Irish Minister for Health Dismisses safety concerns over HPV Vaccine (03/11/2015)