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18 / 11 / 2011 - Cancer jab girl `in waking coma`
See also: 30 / 10 / 2009 - Gardasil Researcher Admits HPV Vaccine May Be More Dangerous than the Disease
The parents of a schoolgirl claim their daughter has been left in a "waking coma" after suffering suspected side effects from a cervical cancer jab.
Lucy Hinks, 13, began to experience extreme exhaustion soon after having the vaccine alongside classmates at Wigton's Nelson Thomlinson School in Cumbria. Since then, her parents say her health has deteriorated so much that she has not opened her eyes for seven weeks and is unable to walk or talk.
Lucy's mother, Pauline, and father, Steve, told The News And Star newspaper they feared it could be years before she recovers and now care for her around the clock. The couple, of Port Carlisle, near Wigton, are urging parents to find out about the potential side effects of the vaccine, Cervarix.
Mrs Hinks said: "I'd not wish what we've been through on anyone. I've not seen the whites of Lucy's eyes for weeks and nobody can tell us when it will turn.
"I would urge parents to get all the facts, gather as much information as you can. Decide for yourself if it's right for your child."