Teen dies after cancer jab

| 29/09/2009

(BBC): Health chiefs have launched a "full and urgent" investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl after she was given a cervical cancer vaccine at school. Natalie Morton died in hospital on Monday after receiving the Cervarix jab at the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry. Headteacher Dr Julie Roberts paid tribute to her as a "happy easy-going child who worked hard". Post-mortem tests into the exact cause are expected to be held on Tuesday. "Staff and students are shocked and deeply saddened at what’s happened," said Dr Roberts. "As a Christian school we look to God in these times of trouble, and our thoughts and prayers go to Natalie, her family and friends."

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