The Guardian newspaper reports that a 14 yo girl has died after receiving the HPV vaccination Cervarix and a number of other adverse events have been reported.
A letter to parents posted on the school’s website by the school’s headteacher, Dr Julie Roberts, said a girl had suffered a “rare but extreme reaction” after being given the vaccine.
“A number of other girls also reported being unwell and some were sent home,” she wrote. “If your daughter has received a vaccine today we ask that you are extra vigilant regarding any signs or symptoms.”
Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is a rival vaccine to Gardasil used in Australia. The same report claims that Gardasil is linked to the death to two girls, one in Austria and the other in Germany.