Tuesday, Sept 29th, 2009
An urgent probe into why a 14-year-old girl died shortly after being given a cervical cancer vaccine at school is being carried out.
The teenager – named in reports as Natalie Morton – died on Monday in hospital shortly after receiving the HPV1 Cervarix jab at the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry.
She apparently suffered a “rare but extreme reaction” after being given the injection, with a number of other girls also suffering dizziness and nausea and being sent home.
Health bosses in Coventry have launched an immediate investigation into her death, also quarantining the batch of Cervarix allocated to the school as a “precautionary measure”.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 4:19 am