Teen in ‘Waking Coma’ after school jab.
The West Australian November 15, 2011, 7:29 am
UK couple Steve and Pauline Hinks say they are in a “living nightmare” and are desperate to help their teenage daughter, who they describe as being in a “waking coma” since a school vaccination.
Lucy’s illness forces her to sleep up to 23 hours a day. The 13-year-old is so exhausted that she is spoon-fed soft food and whispers only five words to avoid exerting herself.
“She says hurting, toilet, tablet, water and, most of all, mum,” Mr Hinks said.
The family blame a controversial vaccine, given to girls aged 12 to 13, which was meant to protect their daughter from cervical cancer.
“Tests have so far ruled out a brain tumour and glandular fever and the 13-year-old’s paediatric consultant is investigating potential links with the vaccine Cervarix,” Britain’s Daily Mail has reported.
“The jab was used in a national vaccination program [which] has already been linked to several cases of girls displaying severe side-effects.
“Before she received the vaccine, Lucy was perfectly healthy, had an excellent school attendance record and was among the top students in her year.”
Mrs Hinks helps her daughter through the night and the family installed a stairlift to take Lucy from her bed to the living room sofa.
“The couple said doctors are now 95 per cent sure Lucy’s diagnosis of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is correct,” The Mail reported.
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