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I noticed a lot of media outlets headlining “Girl dies after HPV vaccination”. This is the follow-up from the BBC: Cancer jab ‘unlikely’ death cause

Dr Caron Grainger, joint director of public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry City Council, said the results of a preliminary post-mortem examination had “revealed a serious underlying medical condition which was likely to have caused death”.

“We are awaiting further test results which will take some time,” she said. “However indications are that it was most unlikely that the HPV vaccination was the cause of death.”

There have been approximately 1.4 million HPV vaccinations in Britain that have resulted in less that 5,000 adverse reactions. The reactions have been: headache, nausea, dizziness, sore arm, and a rash.

Note: A side benefit of the National Health Service in Britain is that they can actually get reliable information on health problems and the effects of procedures and drugs because everyone can go to the doctor and afford their medications.

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1 Bryan { 09.30.09 at 1:24 pm }

The reporting system is why Britain and the EU pull bad drugs years before the US.

I can assure you that almost all studies about the US are based on surveys or voluntary reporting with the exception of reporting on those over 65 who are covered by Medicare.

The US can only be sure on the numbers for our older population. All other numbers are estimates or statistical guesses.