Schoolgirl, 14, dies and three classmates taken ill after being given new cervical cancer vaccine

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 11:59 PM on 28th September 2009

A 14-year-old schoolgirl died hours after being given the controversial cervical cancer vaccine today.

The teenager from Blue Coat Church of England School, in Coventry, died in hospital after receiving the Cervarix jab.

The tragedy marks the first reported death since more than 1.5m doses of the injection were given to young girls as part of a national vaccination programme since last September in the UK.

A number of her classmates have reported side effects to the vaccine.

Critics say the case highlights the risks of mass vaccination, because no testing regime can ever pick up the rarest and potentially most lethal side effects.

Tonight there were calls for the entire cervical cancer vaccination programme to be suspended, but officials from the Department of Health would not say whether it will be halted for tens of thousands of girls due to be given the vaccine in the coming months.
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Comment from Leslie

I am posting the email that my colleague Freda in Scotland who is very active on this issue and has met with members of the UK and Scottish parliaments to discuss the dangers of the Cervarix vaccination.

Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:59 PM
Subject: Fw: Schoolgirl dies after cancer jab
I am copying you all into the information I have sent to The Rt Hon Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East informing him of the death of a young girl in Coventry shortly after having had the Cervarix vaccination at the school.  Please note she was vaccinated at the school and became ill at the school.  In the Daily Mail article it says that three other young girls took ill at the same time.   I did say to both of you, “what would you do if a young girl died following the Cervarix vaccination?”   This has happened within hours of her being vaccinated, or so it appears, and I will say categorically she would be alive today if she had not been vaccinated.  You see you have allowed the Scottish government to get away with not providing the Scottish people with the correct and honest information. They keep saying everyone can be vaccinated no matter what illnesses they have, what medications they are on.  Are you aware that within the Scottish literature there are no side effects mentioned, only a slightly sore arm which will go away shortly.  I am providing you with the link – I suggest you also get your researchers to check on the Questions and Answers section where it states quite clearly what I have just said.  Yet no research was ever conducted on this vaccine and medication, or on impaired immune responsiveness.
This death will not be put down to “coincidental” – because of the lack of information,  because of the attitude that all, no matter their medical background, can be vaccinated then the Scottish and UK governments are responsible now for the death of this young girl – no matter what her cause of death is.  The words are there and cannot be take away now, its too late.  I did fear this and I honestly did try to tell you both that this was a possibility.  I wish I had been proved wrong.  Yes I am angry, I am so upset for the parents of this young girl who trusted their politicians and who thought that by giving permission for this vaccine they were protecting her from cervical cancer and instead, in my opinion, the vaccine has taken her life.  Pat McFadden had the courage to ask questions of the Secretary of State including “Has an investigation been undertaken to establish whether the adverse reactions are linked to the HPV vaccine?”  “I cannot say for sure whether there is a link between this vaccine and what my constituent says is a complete personality change in her daughter, but my fear is that unless the Department finds the underlying cause of this, confidence in the vaccine will reduce.”  I admire Mr McFadden for his courage.  I also have evidence that encephalitis is vaccine related – having received this information from the President of the National Vaccine Information Centre in America.  Julie I know wishes to bring this to the attention of Mr McFadden at the earliest opportunity and to meet him face to face regarding this.  Sadly this is only the start.  I would appreciate your views.

Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.