Peter Hoskin

The Times: schoolgirl dies after cervical cancer jab

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A few weeks ago, there were reports that thousands of schoolgirls were suffering "adverse reactions" to the controversial cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix.   Now, the Times have found that a 14-year-old schoolgirl has died after being given the jab.  And this when the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, along with the Department of Health, has said that the drug is essentially safe.

This is clearly a serious and tragic story.  Many questions will need answering, and, until they are, we will not have a complete picture of what has gone wrong and why.  But, in the meantine, you suspect there could be significant political rammifications.