Teenager Dies Following Cervical Cancer Jab
Cervical Cancer is a worry for London escorts and women across the globe. Every year, around 3000 women in the United Kingdom are diagnosed with the cancer, and around 1000 die from it.
A vaccination is now available to protect against the HPV virus, which can lead to cervical cancer. It is currently being administered to teenage girls; it is not compulsory, however girls under the age of 16 can give their consent to have the jab. There is also a campaign under way at the moment for older girls to be able to receive the vaccination.
So far, approximately 1.4 million girls have been given the vaccination against cervical cancer. Of this amount, over 4000 have reported side effects or negative reactions, and over a million have had no problems..
However, controversy has been stirred up this week after a teenage girl died just hours after receiving the vaccine. Natalie Morton was 14 years old and received her jab on Monday at Coventry’s Blue Coat School. She fell ill hours after being given a dose and died the following day. Despite this stirring up a lot of worry amongst girls and their parents, the government says that the immunisation programme should continue as planned.
Following a post mortem examination, Dr Caron Grainger has said that the Cervarix Jab was unlikely to be the cause of death and that Natalie had a “serious underlying medical condition”. Further tests have been carried out, but it will take some time for the results to come through.
As a precaution, the Department of Health have ordered for that batch of the vaccination to be quarantined, but they still insist that there is no reason for the programme to be stopped. Gillian Merron, the Public Health Minister, has voiced her hopes that girls will choose to receive the vaccination and protect themselves from cervical cancer.
GlaxoSmithKline are the manufacturers of the Cervarix Jab; they are recalling the batch for testing and the Department of Health are conducting a thorough investigation into Natalie Morton’s death. Pupils at the school are being given counselling after the shocking news; Natalie’s family have been left “dumbstruck” at their loss. They described Natalie as a “happy, healthy girl” and are finding it difficult to come to terms with the news.
This is the first fatal reaction to the vaccine, and it has not yet been revealed whether there are any links between the jab and Natalie’s death.