Is Gardasil vaccine linked to record birth rate declines?

Birth rates in the U.S. started their decline in 2006 — the same year the CDC recommended every American girl between the ages of 9 and 26 get Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine. A CBS News story earlier this week sounded a recurring alarm about the record decline of birth rates in the U.S. The news agency obtained records from health departments in more than two dozen states showing a 7% drop in births in December 2020 — nine months after the first lockdowns began.