Natalie Morton. Died October, 2009 - Age 14
An NHS trust today suspended all cervical cancer vaccinations after a 14-year-old girl died hours after being given the vaccine.
Natalie Morton, who attended the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry, died in hospital after receiving the Cervarix jab.
Coventry Primary Care Trust today said it had halted vaccinations for two days while an investigation into Natalie's death is carried out.
The Department of Health has refused to say whether it would still allow tens of thousands of girls across the country to receive the jab in the months ahead.
But there were calls for the entire cervical cancer vaccination programme to be suspended amid fears parents would now boycott it in the wake of Natalie's death
A spokesman for Coventry Primary Care Trust said: 'An urgent investigation has been launched and while we wait for the results from the post mortem all vaccinations using the drug have been temporarily stopped'.
It is not yet known whether Natalie had an extreme - and very rare - reaction to a standard vaccine, or whether the particular dose she was given was from a rogue contaminated batch.
A number of her classmates have reported alleged side-effects from the jab.
'The most common adverse reaction after the HPV1 vaccine is mild to moderate short-lasting pain at the injection site,' she said.
A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the exact cause of Natalie's death.
The vaccine batch used at the school has been quarantined to test whether it is faulty or was contaminated during production or distribution.
Natalie's mother Elaine, who lives with the teenager's elder sister Abigail, 17, in Coventry was too distraught to comment. Natalie's father Joe has remarried and has a baby son.
Although other girls at the school, a mixed specialist music college with 1,400 pupils, suffered from dizziness and nausea after the jab it is understood that none has needed hospital treatment.