WAUKESHA, Wisc. — A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl died hours after she went to the doctor for a sore throat and received the HPV vaccine, according to WITI.
Rebecca Prohaska took her daughter, Meredith, to the doctor after she complained of a sore throat. While there, Meredith also received her first HPV vaccine.
“Thirty minutes later she was trying to sleep. I kept waking her up,” Rebecca Prohaska told WITI.
Later that afternoon, Prohaska went out to get food. When she came home, she found her daughter unconscious on the floor.
A 14-year veteran Emergency Medical Technician for the National Guard, Prohaska performed CPR on Meredith. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“The only thing different about that day was that shot. I wish I would’ve known more about it before I agreed to it,” Rebecca Prohaska told WITI.
According to the CDC, the most common side effects from the HPV vaccine are:
- Syncope (or fainting)–common after needle injections, especially in pre-teens and teens
- Local reactions at the site of immunization (pain and redness)
Read more: WITI