Natalie Morton died in hospital following a cervical cancer jab at school
Health chiefs have launched a "full and urgent" investigation into the death of a 14-year-old girl after she was given a cervical cancer vaccine at school.
Natalie Morton died in hospital on Monday after receiving the Cervarix jab at the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry.
Headteacher Dr Julie Roberts paid tribute to her as a "happy easy-going child who worked hard".
Post-mortem tests into the exact cause are expected to be held on Tuesday.
"Staff and students are shocked and deeply saddened at what's happened," said Dr Roberts.
"As a Christian school we look to God in these times of trouble, and our thoughts and prayers go to Natalie, her family and friends."
Coventry City Council's educational psychologists and the school's chaplains had been offering support to staff and pupils, she added.
Headteacher Dr Julie Roberts and the Bishop of Coventry on the death of Natalie Morton
There have been 4,657 suspected reactions to Cervarix from more than 1.4m doses, according to experts.
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NOTE: When I first heard about this vaccine, I thought
it might be a good choice, because we never know when our loved ones (whether they're sexually active or not) might be raped or tempted by someone... After the world-wide reactions to the vaccine during the past 4 years, I am beginning to think that this vaccine--like lots of the others--are a CRAP-SHOOT.
We never know, if we haven't taken a drug before, how our bodies will react to it, so how can we ever be certain that something is safe for our children and loved one, or even for ourselves?