Natalie Morton died in a hospital Monday, a few hours after being the given the Cervarix vaccine, which protects against two strains of the human papilloma virus that causes cervical cancer. She was vaccinated at her school in Coventry.
Morton appeared to be healthy before being given the jab. Caron Grainger, director for public health at Coventry City Council, said an autopsy will be carried out to see if there is any link between Morton's death and the vaccine.
The school principal, Julie Roberts, said a few other girls also reported being unwell after receiving the vaccine and some were sent home.
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 1:15 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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Answer by Korysmom96 at 1:29 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
What! Thats ridiculous! Trials on children??!! Seriously. I can't ever imagine doing something so stupid to my children!
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Answer by KFree907 at 1:36 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Anon - should and do are two different things...here's what I found about parental consent in the UK re: this vaccine:
"Background: In the UK, parental consent for the routine vaccination of 12-13 year olds schoolgirls against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended, although legally girls may be able to consent themselves. As part of a vaccine study conducted ahead of the National HPV Vaccine Programme we sought the views of school nurses on vaccinating girls who did not have parental consent."
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 2:02 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Next question overall
9month old threw up after lunch =( wondering if its what i fed her?