Preliminary report: Cervical cancer vaccine didn’t kill 14-year-old British schoolgirl

It was an unnamed health condition but the vaccine batch remains under quarantine

An unnamed “serious underlying health condition,” not an inoculation intended to prevent cervical cancer, was likely responsible for the death of 14-year-old schoolgirl Nathalie Morton, a preliminary report from British health officials concludes. Morton died suddenly on Monday shortly after receiving the Cervarix vaccine, prompting widespread fear about a drug offered to millions of girls in Britain as part of a national immunization campaign. At least nine other girls at Morton’s school received medical attention after apparently suffering side effects related to the jab. As a precautionary measure, the batch of vaccine used at the school remains under quarantine.

The Times of London

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