This is directly from the CDC website:
As of August 31, 2008, there have been 27 U.S. reports of death among females who have received the vaccine. There was no common pattern to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine. Of the 27 U.S. reports:
* 3 reports were related to diabetes or heart failure
* 3 reports were related to viral illnesses or meningitis (an infection in the brain)
* 2 reports were related to drug use
* 2 reports were related to blood clots
* 5 reports are being evaluated (attempting to follow up/identify case)
* 1 report is still under review or VAERS is still waiting for additional medical records, such as an autopsy report or death certificate
* 1 report of seizure disorder (history of seizures)
* 3 reports had an unknown cause of death
* 7 reports that could not be evaluated because they did not have enough information to identify the person, or to verify that a person had died
[(VAERS = Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) And I'm not exactly sure what the last bullet really means.]
The information that you hear on the news is highly biased and rarely the entire picture. People freaked out because some women got the vaccine and then died. Were the two related? Probably not.
Blood clots have been reported in some women who got the vaccine but most of them had risk factors for clots like smoking and taking oral contraceptives, so I'm not sure a causal relationship can really be proved.
In my opinion the benefits (almost 100% effectiveness in protecting against the 4 most common types on HPV, 2 of which usually don't have symptoms until you have cervical cancer) of Gardasil far outweigh the risks.