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HPV vaccine girl 'died from tumour'

By Steve Nowottny

A Coventry schoolgirl who died on Monday shortly after a routine HPV vaccination had a large malignant tumour, a coroner's inquest heard today.

A pathologist told the inquest into the death of Natalie Morton, 14, that she had died from the tumour, which was of unknown origin and in her heart and lungs, and not from a reaction to the jab.

Dr Caron Grainger, joint director of public health for NHS Coventry and Coventry City Council, said: 'There is no indication that the HPV vaccine, which she received shortly before her death, was a contributing factor to the death, which could have arisen at any point.'

'We hope that this news will reassure parents that the vaccine is safe and that they should continue to encourage their daughters to be protected against cervical cancer.'

The HPV vaccination programme in Coventry is due to resume on Monday.

A girl who died after a routine HPV vaccination had a 'large, malignant' tumour, it was revealed today A girl who died after a routine HPV vaccination had a 'large, malignant' tumour, it was revealed today

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