British health officials are playing down the death of a 14-year old girl who died after being given an injection of the GlaxoSmithKline drug Cervarix as part of the nation's immunization campaign against the sexually-transmitted disease HPV.
The girl died shortly after receiving the drug at her Church of England school. Other girls complained of adverse reactions as well.
Dr. Caron Grainger, joint director of public health in the area where the girl died, insisted that "The message for parents at this moment in time and for young girls receiving this vaccine is that you should go ahead with the vaccination."
The NHS started the immunization program in September last year, offering vaccines to girls as young as 12.
For more Vital Signs Blog posts relevant to these dangerous drugs and to the various counter-productive schemes that secularists come up with to prevent STDs and pregnancies, see these for a start: More Doubts About HPV Vaccines; Talking Points That Aren't Being Talked About Regarding Gardasil and HPV; A Gratuitous Flip-Flop: CBS News Reports on Grave Dangers of Gardasil; Condoms Not the Answer to STD Epidemic; The Condom Culture: Creating (Not Curing) the Problem; and Risky Behavior Indeed: 20 Million Condoms Recalled.
Oh yes, one more thing to know.
Earlier this month a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended the agency approve the Cervarix vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) for use in women and that it expand the approval of the Gardasil HPV vaccine to use in men here in the United States.
The FDA usually follows the recommendations from its committees.