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Girl Died Of Tumour, Not Cervical Cancer Vaccine

01/10/2009 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Natalie Morton, the 14-year-old girl who died two hours after having a cervical cancer vaccine, died of a malignant tumour in her chest and not from the vaccine.

The coroner concluded that there was no link between the cancer jab and the girl's death. Deputy coroner in Coventry, Louise Hunt, said, "it appears that Natalie died from a tumour in her chest involving her heart and her lungs."

Around 1,000 women a year die from cervical cancer and more than 1.3 million schoolchildren have now been inoculated against the viruses that cause the cancer.

Natalie's mother, Elaine Bullock said: "Natalie was a wonderful daughter, sister and granddaughter. She was kind, fun-loving and had a beautiful smile.

"We now know that Natalie's death was the result of a serious underlying medical condition and most probably nothing to do with the vaccine that she had at school on Monday."

The HPV vaccination programme will now continue as planned.

You can find out more about the vaccine and what it does on the NHS website.

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