Health officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 14 year-old after she received an HPV vaccination.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A 14 year-old British girl died after receiving a vaccination for HPV. As reported by AFP, British drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline is working with U.S. health officials to investigate the circumstances of her death in relation to the Cervarix vaccine she received at her school.
Dr. Caron Grainger, with the National Health Service (NHS) in Coventry and Coventry City Council, is quoted in the report as stating, “The incident happened shortly after the girl had received her HPV vaccine in the school… No link can be made between the death and the vaccine until all the facts are known and a post-mortem takes place.”
Grainger is further quoted as stating, “We are conducting an urgent and full investigation into the events surrounding this tragedy.”
GlaxoSmithKline is quoted by AFP as releasing the statement about the vaccine, “To date the vast majority of suspected adverse reactions (to Cervarix) have related either to the signs and symptoms of recognized side effects listed in the product information or were due to the injection process and not the vaccine itself.”
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