Cervarix Underlying conditions
[Big fat lie: "A spokesman for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline insisted there was “no evidence to suggest that the vaccine carries any long-term side-effects”, and since when did a 'malignant chest tumour' kill you in two hours without any previous symptoms?]
The parents of Stacey Jones, 18, believe the Cervarix injection triggered swelling in her brain which then caused epileptic fits.
They say she is now “zombified” and having to re-learn basic skills like making a sandwich.
Heartbroken mum Julie, 44, from Bilston, West Midlands, said: “She was such a lovely, happy-go-lucky girl, now she is just a shell.
“I really feel she has been used as a guinea pig. I don’t think there is enough evidence that the vaccination programme is safe — this all happened days after Stacey was given the vaccine.
“We don’t have any other explanation for what triggered her brain injury.”
The jab — which has been given to more than a million UK girls — protects against cervical cancer but can cause mild side-effects such as rashes, pain and allergies. Last week Natalie Morton, 14, from Coventry, died hours after having the jab.
But a post-mortem revealed the cause of death was a malignant chest tumour.
Stacey’s case has been reported to drug watchdog MHRA.
A spokesman for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline insisted there was “no evidence to suggest that the vaccine carries any long-term side-effects”.