UK girl dies after cancer vaccine

Tuesday 29 September 2009 20.32
Natalie Morton - Died yesterday after receiving vaccination
Natalie Morton - Died yesterday after receiving vaccination

Health authorities in England have launched an investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl who was given a cervical cancer vaccine at school.

Natalie Morton died yesterday in hospital shortly after receiving the vaccination at the school in Coventry.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

The batch of vaccine allocated to the school has been quarantined as a 'precautionary measure'.