Aniya pic collage

Aniya – Before and after Gardasil. Photo provided by Vasquez family.

by Health Impact News/ Staff

When Anita Vasquez sought medical care for the reactions her baby girl was having after mistakenly being given the Gardasil vaccine at only 4 months old, she had no way of knowing that she was walking into a hospital that was working on vaccine development in collaboration with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

She found herself tangled in what appeared to her to be a deep web of interests that were in direct conflict with her only goal, which was simply trying to get help for her baby.

Instead of finding help, she was met with accusations that she had somehow caused harm. Doctors and social workers testified that Anita had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (also known as “factitious disorder”), which means she was accused of making up her daughter’s medical conditions when there were none. Anita is a licensed nurse by profession.

The state of Texas recently terminated her parental rights to her daughter Aniya Blu.

It was apparent to Anita from the very beginning that there was more going on than meets the eye.

Evidence was hidden. Medical records were kept from her and her attorneys. Medical diagnoses of real problems were covered up.

The deception continued throughout the ordeal with Child Protective Services, and it followed Anita into the courtroom. There were many facts of the case that Anita didn’t learn about until just before the termination hearing. Even then, the evidence was ignored.

Anita Vasquez has appealed the termination of her parental rights for her daughter, who was mistakenly injected at 4 months old with the Gardasil 9 vaccine intended for her older brother. Anita received a letter on August 31, 2018, from the Thirteenth District of Texas Court of Appeals noting that her appeal was accepted.

Aniya black and white 2018

This photo was taken in July 2018 – the last time that Anita has seen her baby. She hopes and prays that Aniya will still come home. Photo source: Justice for Aniya Facebook page.

Medical Diagnoses Were Allegedly Kept from Mother

Aniya’s health began to decline soon after she got the shot, which is not approved for children under 9 years old. Health Impact News has been following her story not long after Child Protective Services seized Aniya from her mother’s custody on May 2, 2017.

See our original story:

Infant Accidentally Vaccinated with Gardasil – Mother Blamed for Vaccine Injuries and Baby Medically Kidnapped

Doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital labeled Anita as having Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Doctors, including Child Abuse Pediatricians, testified that Aniya didn’t actually have any health problems except when she was in the presence of her mother. Even though Aniya was hospitalized on multiple occasions, they said that she recovered quickly in the hospital. (Source).

However, the missing medical records that were recently released make it clear that this is not what happened.

For example, Aniya was diagnosed with hyponatremia, or low sodium levels. The levels came back up when she was in the hospital because they were treating her with sodium chloride, but the family was never instructed to continue this necessary treatment at home, and her levels would again decline to dangerously low levels.

Rathke’s Cyst on Brain

Less than 2 weeks before Anita was kicked out of the hospital, doctors discovered a Rathke’s cleft cyst in Aniya’s brain on her pituitary gland, but it was only after CPS seized custody of her baby that Anita learned of this diagnosis.

Anita has learned of at least one other case where a young lady developed a Rathke’s cleft cyst after receiving the Gardasil vaccine.

In most cases a Rathke’s cleft cyst doesn’t cause any symptoms, but in about 150 known cases, it causes symptoms such as adrenal insufficiency (See study) and hyponatremia (See study and study).

Several documents also state that Aniya had suspected adrenal insufficiency. She certainly showed signs of being sick.

Aniya sick trouble standing

Aniya was so weak on her 1st birthday that she could hardly stand at the visit. Doctors insisted she was fine. Clearly, she wasn’t. Photo provided by family.

When CPS seized custody of Aniya on May 2, 2017, she was released to the care of her grandmother. The hospital and CPS told Anita and her mother that Aniya was fine, and blamed her previous symptoms on Anita. Neither were told that Aniya was at risk.

Anita later learned that the lack of CPS or the hospital informing them of this almost resulted in her daughter’s death. Aniya was diagnosed with left ventricular hypertophy (LVH) after being life-flighted back to Texas Children’s on July 3, 2017.

Blame was still assigned to Anita, with allegations that she still had access to Aniya since she was with her mother.

Doctor who Denied Munchausen No Longer With Texas Children’s Hospital

Meanwhile, one doctor from Texas Children’s Hospital realized that this was probably not a case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

In the latest update article, we reported that pediatric endocrinology specialist Dr. George Jeha wrote a letter dated July 7, 2017. He was involved in Aniya’s care and has personally evaluated her.


Texas Mom Who is a Nurse Fights to Regain Custody of Daughter Taken Away After Gardasil Vaccine Injury

Dr. Jeha wrote:

Adrenal insufficiency can lead to isolated hyponatremia secondary to an increase in free water retention….

I am less convinced that this child’s hyponatremia is due to excessive water intake which should not lead to hyponatremia in a 14 month old or reduced salt intake given the fact that her weight has increased which means her caloric intake is adequate….

The more I think about this child’s situation the more I am convinced that this is not due to Munchausen by proxy.

Dr. Jeha is no longer with Texas Children’s Hospital. Little more than a month after he wrote the letter, a public notice was published online:

Public Notice: Effective August 24, 2017 Dr. George Jeha will no longer be affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. (Source).

He refused to testify for Anita at her trial.

Aniya sick crying 1st birthday

The Birthday Princess did not feel much like celebrating, even with her grandmother. She was in foster care and was not well, no matter how much social workers and doctors denied her illness. Photo provided by family.

“Rare Rare Disease”

Both Child Protective Services and Texas Children’s Hospital were aware that Aniya was very sick. According to a document dated July 18, 2017, social worker Megan Morales wrote that Texas Children’s social worker Jennifer Stansberry informed her that:

…their Endocrine Team has a concern that Aniya may have this “rare rare disease” and that is why they are wanting Aniya to have weekly labs and weight checks. She stated the Endocrine Team wants to continue monitoring Aniya’s labs on a weekly basis to make sure that she doesn’t have this “rare rare disease.”

The plan was to discharge Aniya to foster parents this time. Morales’ report continued to state that the foster parent would need to know that if there were any “slight symptom,” she would need to take Aniya to the Emergency Room immediately because if she has this “rare rare disease”:

…it could result in death.

There were standing orders to run labs for sodium, renin, aldosterone, and other levels if she became symptomatic again. These were either ignored or not given to the fosters. Aniya was again taken to the ER in mid-October.

Aniya was referred to a neurosurgeon on January 19, 2018, but social worker Megan Morales appeared to try to minimize the significance of the referral. She wrote to Anita on Feb. 12, 2018, acknowledging that there was a referral to neurosurgery, but:

Dr. Kim stated the Cyst had nothing to do with Aniya’s sodium issues that lead to the hyponatremia.

That is contradictory to what the medical literature indicates.

Fact: The Gardasil Vaccine Can Cause Harm

In the jury trial over custody of Aniya, the Victoria Advocate reports that:

…doctors had testified that no documented connection existed between the HPV [Gardasil] vaccine and medical complications suffered by Aniya.

Again, there is actually a great deal of medical evidence that the Gardasil vaccine causes harm. Health Impact News has reported many articles about the research and the personal stories of young people harmed by the vaccine. (See link).

Several countries, such as Japan, no longer recommend the vaccine due to the volume of adverse effects, which includes death.

Much of what Health Impact News has already covered connects to Aniya’s story, and it ties into what appears to be a carefully crafted web that has caught a helpless little girl into a plot that possibly goes deeper than the Vasquez family could ever have dreamed in their worst nightmare.

There are several pieces of the puzzle that seem to connect together, starting with the Gardasil drug trials and something most have never heard of – Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate or AAHS.

Gardasil Risks Masked by Deceptive Drug Trials – Aluminum Used Instead of Placebo

Last year (2017) a study was published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology looking at serious adverse events after HPV vaccination. The title of the study is: Serious adverse events after HPV vaccination: a critical review of randomized trials and post-marketing case series. 

The study was conducted by doctors from the Rheumatology Department and the Immunology Department at the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico City.

This study revealed that proper placebos were not used in pre-market trials. Instead of an inert placebo, aluminum adjuvants (amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate or AAHS) were used.

The overwhelming majority of randomized HPV vaccine trials did not use inert placebo. They used aluminum containing placebo or other aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines.

For clinical studies, a placebo is defined as a “pharmaceutically inert” substance. This definition cannot be applied to an adjuvant substance.

Aluminum adjuvant mechanism of action remains poorly understood and its safety has been questioned. Aluminum adjuvants are known to stimulate TH2 immune response, activate dendritic cells, and activate NLRP3 inflammasome.

Large randomized trials disclosed significantly more severe adverse events in the tested HPV vaccine cohort.

In randomized double-blind trials, confounding variables are canceled out minimizing the influence of external factors on the results.

The two relatively small randomized trials testing HPV vaccine against true inert saline placebo revealed a tendency to have more adverse events in the vaccine group.

Two of the largest HPV vaccine randomized trials showed significantly more severe adverse events in the investigated vaccine arm  of the study: Compared to aluminum placebo, bivalent HPV immunization was accompanied by significantly more vaccine-related general solicited symptoms during the 7-day post-vaccination period and a statistically significant four-fold increase in death rate.

The unquestionable statistical results derived from two of the largest HPV vaccine randomized trials must take preeminence over the investigators’ judgment ascribing the disproportionate severe adverse events and excessive death rate to external factors.

Post-marketing HPV vaccine adverse events case series describe similar cluster of symptoms than those reported in pre-clinical trials.

Both pre-licensure randomized trials and postmarketing-independent reports describe similar cluster of adverse events symptoms, namely, headache, fatigue, dizziness, musculoskeletal pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms among others.

In the postmarketing studies, this cluster of symptoms was labeled with different diagnoses such as complex regional pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. When looking at these diagnoses separately, HPV vaccine safety signals may be diluted.

This possible post-marketing HPV vaccine adverse reaction under-recognition is reinforced by the recent WHO VigiBase report.

In-depth analysis of some supportive post-marketing HPV vaccine safety studies discloses disquieting findings.

HPV vaccine post-marketing safety studies done in Valencia, Spain, and Alberta, Canada, endorsed HPV vaccine safety.

Nevertheless, these investigations contain disquieting findings. It seems perilous to blame “Bad press” for the 10 times higher than expected HPV vaccine adverse events notification by Valencian doctors and nurses. Similarly intriguing is the description of 10% of HPV-vaccinated healthy Canadian girls needing to visit a hospital emergency department within 42 days following HPV immunization.

The researchers conclusions:

Scrutiny of two of the largest randomized trials unveiled significantly more serious adverse events in the investigated HPV vaccine arm of the study.

Compared to the 4-valent dose, 9-valent HPV vaccine had significantly more serious adverse events. Considering this statistical difference, the reported 0% incidence of vaccine-related serious adverse events is probably an under-estimation.

Nine-valent HPV vaccine has a worrisome number needed to vaccinate/number needed to harm quotient. Nine-valent vs. 4-valent HPV vaccine local and systemic adverse events disparities raise the possibility of a dose-dependent untoward effect.

Compared to aluminum placebo, the group of individuals receiving the bivalent HPV vaccine had more deaths on follow-up. Pre-clinical randomized trials and independent post-marketing case series describe similar post-HPV immunization symptom clusters.

These findings raise further doubt on HPV vaccine safety. (Study)


International Study: An Honest Look at the Statistics Shows that the HPV Vaccine is Not Safe

Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate or AAHS

Humphries AAHS

Dr. Suzanne Humphries demonstrates the harshness of the AAHS adjuvant with Del Bigtree. Source.

So what is this substance?

It is a form of aluminum used as an adjuvant that is added to the Gardasil vaccine. Merck owns the patent.

Merck Aluminum Adjuvant (AAHS) is a proprietary aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate formulation that is both physically and functionally distinct from traditional aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide adjuvants.

At a macromolecular level, AAHS is structurally related to aluminum phosphate as it forms an amorphous mesh-like structure. (Source).

It is not the typical aluminum adjuvant that is used in older vaccines.

In a recent video, Dr. Suzanne Humphries describes the way that the sharp edges of the AAHS substance binds viral DNA to human cells, creating dangerous inflammation and harm to the body. It causes more harm than ordinary aluminum adjuvants.

Donations to American Academy of Pediatrics

A former CBS News investigative correspondent uncovered concerns about money being paid by vaccine manufacturers to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which makes recommendations to parents and doctors about vaccines.

The AAP establishes policies for vaccine schedules and informs medical personnel what is, and isn’t, a reaction or a side effect of vaccines. Can they avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest or even corruption when they accept money from the very companies who want them to endorse and push their product?

The investigation was not able to track down the total amount of money given to the AAP by vaccine manufacturers, but they found “bits and pieces” in public documents, including:

  • A $433,000 contribution from Merck, the same year the academy endorsed Merck’s HPV [Gardasil] vaccine – which made $1.5 billion a year in sales.
Merck contributions to AAP

Are these payoffs to AAP for favorable policies? Source: CBS News Sheryl Atkinson.

How much do these kinds of donations impact the policies written for doctors regarding the vaccines?

Texas Children’s Hospital is a Center for Vaccine Development

When Anita Vasquez told doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) that she believed Aniya was sick because she had mistakenly been given the Gardasil vaccine, the doctors gave her the standard medical line, assuring her that Aniya’s symptoms couldn’t possibly be connected to the vaccine.

What she didn’t know was that Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) has a Center for Vaccine Development.

TCH is “the largest pediatric hospital in the United States” and is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. (Source).

What were the odds for the hospital that a baby would come through their doors having been injected with a vaccine that no one had been given the opportunity to observe in someone so young?

Could Anita have been set up for failure the moment she told the doctors about the vaccine?

Interestingly, the original Gardasil vaccine was designed to target 4 strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), but only 2 of the 4 are associated with cervical cancer. Marcella Piper-Terry wrote in 2016 that:

The other two strains are HPV 6 & 11. They are not associated with cancer. They are reportedly associated with recurrent respiratory infections.

Who is most at risk for severe outcomes from respiratory infections?


This was planned from the beginning. If it wasn’t, why would HPV 6 & 11 be in a vaccine for cervical cancer?


Gardasil HPV Vaccine Trial Using Infants as Young as One Year of Age

Children who are wards of the state may legally be used in medical research studies or drug trials without their parents’ knowledge or consent. See:

Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials

Could it be that researchers saw an opportunity to study the effects of the vaccine, containing the proprietary AASH, in an infant?

Is that why the foster parents were told when Aniya was released from the hospital that they needed to bring her back every week to have blood drawn and labs run on several different things? Are the vaccine researchers studying the effects of the Gardasil vaccine on her tiny body?

There are ongoing clinical trials being funded on the Gardasil vaccine, including one announced earlier this year (2018) at the University of Alabama, funded by Merck, on postpartum mothers between the ages of 16 to 26 immediately after giving birth. See:

Merck and UAB Recruiting 16 to 26 Year Old Mothers Who Just Gave Birth to Enroll in Gardasil 9 Vaccine Trials

Pro-Vaccine Apologist Dr. Hotez Connection

Dr. Peter Jay Hotez is a pediatrician and the founding dean of the Baylor College of Medicine’s National School of Tropical Medicine. (Source).

He is also the director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development (Source), and he is the President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Source).


In 2017, in Scientific American magazine, Dr. Hotez called on the U.S. government and G20 nations to take steps to “snuff out” the “American anti-vaccine movement.” To “snuff out” means to “crush or kill.” Image Source.

Earlier this year Health Impact News reported on some disturbing comments that Hotez made calling for the government to “snuff out” voices opposed to vaccines. See:

America’s Vaccine Civil War: Baylor Doctor Attacks Mothers of Vaccine Damaged Children in Attempt to Silence Them

From many of his writings, it is clear that he does not hold views favorable toward parents who question vaccine safety.

Anita Vasquez is a nurse by trade. At one time, she firmly believed in vaccines. But she knew that her daughter’s problems began after she got the shot that she wasn’t supposed to have.

Hotez’s hospital was not the place for a mom who challenged vaccines.

Merck’s MilliporeSigma life science division announced last year that they were forming a “strategic alliance” with Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Baylor College of Medicine’s Vaccine Product Development Partnership.

Their goal is to “advance vaccine research and development for neglected and emerging infections.” (Source).

Dr. Hotez Aligned with the Clinton Global Initiative

Dr. Hotez has formed an alliance with the Clinton family. In 2006, he found his way to the Clinton Global Initiative, where he co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Hotez Clinton tweet

Hotez has made it clear that he would like to see vaccines mandated for everyone, stooping as low as to publicly declare that groups which advocate for parental choice in vaccines are “hate groups” who hate families and children. (See article).

For that, he came under fire, but Chelsea Clinton seemed happy to defend him. Autism Investigated picked the Twitter exchange:

Hotez Chelsea Clinton tweet worked together

Hotez Chelsea Clinton tweet response meme

Recently, he has been tweeting that Russian bots are behind the “anti-vaccine movement.”

Dr. Hotez apparently has a vested interest in studying vaccines and a history of trying to squash dissent.

Instead of looking after the health and well-being of baby Aniya Blu Vasquez, who wants her mommy and family, it seems that there are much bigger players involved who might see her as an experiment.

How You Can Help

Was Aniya Vasquez taken from her family to be a medical lab rat, to study her response to the Gardasil vaccine and its adjuvant AAHS?

Was the accusation of her mother having Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy simply a means to get Aniya away from her family so that they could study her?

Family and friends have long believed that Aniya’s medical kidnapping was a cover-up for vaccine injury, and a way to try to silence Anita Vasquez. Could it be that the truth is much deeper and darker?

The Vasquez family is not giving up. Their appeal has been accepted, and they are hopeful that a new judge will see that justice was not served in the lower court. They just want Aniya home and their family reunited.

The last time that Anita has seen her baby was in July. They need a miracle to bring her home.

The person with whom Anita spoke at the Inspector General’s office recommended that supporters call the Office of Consumer Relations for Texas CPS about Aniya’s case. Their number is 1-800-720-7777.

There is a Facebook page set up to follow Aniya’s story called Justice for Aniya.

Aniya FB page

Anita says that the CPS case against them was opened fraudulently. CPS and Texas Children’s Hospital knew that there were medical reasons for her daughter’s condition, but they suppressed the evidence.

Greg Abbott is the Governor of Texas. He may be reached at (512) 463-2000 or by contacting him here. Many supporters are tagging him with #GregAbbott. His Twitter page is here.

Representative Geanie W. Morrison represents the Vasquez family’s district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0456 or contacted here.

Lois Kolkhort is the Senator for their district. She may be reached at (512) 463-0118 or contacted here.

More information about Gardasil


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