Teenage Natalie Morton Death Caused By Tumor, Not HPV Shot
Natalie Morton recently died after receiving a shot for cervical cancer at her school in Coventry. Morton's death caused a scare regarding the HPV shot that all the girls in Natalie's school were receiving on Monday as part of a National Health Service immunization program.
After investigation into 14-year-old Morton's cause of death, she reportedly died from a large malignant tumor in her chest. Natalie's condition was reportedly so severe that she could have died at any point:
“The pathologist has confirmed today at the opening of the inquest into the death of Natalie Morton that she died from a large malignant tumour of unknown origin in the heart and lungs.
“There is no indication that the HPV vaccine, which she had received shortly before her death, was a contributing factor to the death, which could have arisen at any point.”
After Natalie's death all vaccination clinics in UK schools were canceled or postponed with up to 200,000 doses of the Cervarix vaccine quarantined, times online reports. The Department of Health has announced that the national immunization program will continue Monday. The manufacturer is being changed to GlaxoSmithKline from Cervarix.
Natalie Morton's tumor was a type of cancer but nothing further has been announced. Investigations into the teenager's cause of death are still underway.