May 10, 2009
Rebecca Ramagge, who has had three doses of the drug in the past six months, suffers agonising joint pains, fatigue, nausea and sight problems.
Consultant paediatrician Majeed Jawad has linked her problems to the anti-cancer jab that is being given to girls from the age of 11. It is claimed it will give under-18s 70 per cent protection against the cancer by 2011.
Earlier this month the Sunday Express revealed that a group of teenagers are suing drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
They have suffered symptoms ranging from paralysis and seizures to fatigue, joint and muscle pain since being given the Cervarix vaccine.
Rebecca’s mother Clare Ramagge, 48, from Reigate, Surrey, said: “It is heartbreaking to see her like this because of a by-product which has spoilt her life.”
A spokeswoman for GlaxoSmithKline said: “The Government drug watchdog MHRA has reviewed all reported adverse events and believes the balance of risks and benefits for the vaccine remains positive.”
A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “More than 800,000 doses of Cervarix have been administered in the UK. There is no evidence to suggest that the vaccine carries any long-term side effects.”