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12-Year-Old Dies Within Hours After HPV Vaccine

12-year-old girl dies hours after receiving the HPV vaccine

A 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin died hours after receiving the HPV vaccine on Wednesday. 

After a visit to the doctor for a sore throat, Meredith Prohaska was given the HPV vaccine by her doctor, and then just 4 hours later at home she died.

Fox4kc.com reports:

The cause of her death has been listed as ‘inconclusive’.

FOX 4 sister station WITI spoke to Meredith’s parents. Her mother recalled the hours before Meredith was found unconscious on the floor.

That day, Rebecca Prohaska took her daughter to the doctor for a sore throat. While they were there, at about 10:30 or 11:00 a.m., Meredith got her first HPV vaccine.

Rebecca says she remembers getting a handout about possible side effects.

“Thirty minutes later she was trying to sleep. I kept waking her up,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

By 3:30 that afternoon, Rebecca Prohaska went out for a half-hour to get food.

“I came back and I found her on the floor,” Rebecca Prohaska said.

Her mother, who is a 14-year veteran Emergency Medical Technician for the National Guard, performed CPR, but Meredith 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 said.

Prohaska is describes as a girl who loved to be active — swimming and playing basketball while in sixth grade at Butler Middle School.

“I’m a tough guy. I can take a beating — but this has ripped a hole in my heart,” Prohaska’s father, Mark Prohaska said.

The Prohaskas have donated Meredith’s organs and tissue so others can live a healthier life. Meredith will be buried on Saturday.

  • Reality022

    “The only thing different about that day was that shot. …,” Rebecca Prohaska
    said.

    Yeah, the only thing different was the shot … Oh, yeah… and her “sore throat” which was so bad Rebecca Prohaska took her to the doctor for sore throat treatment.
    What other blatantly obvious signs of ill health has Rebecca overlooked in her focus on the vaccine? This is why anecdote is not considered a form of data in science.

    • anonomyssy

      when my kids were little they would never vaccinate them if they were ill…nope. Now they want to get those shots in the kids as soon as possible, so pushy…and if you decide to wait and err on the side of caution, they make you feel horrible about it…medicine is very different than it was 25 years ago…maybe not always for the better.

      • Reality022

        I agree it was probably unwise to vaccinate her when she complained of a sore throat, but I’m not her doctor and wasn’t there.

        This story is over a year old.

        I find it interesting that yournewswire has left out some important information from the original article linked above:
        “The cause of her death was initially listed as ‘inconclusive’. Three months after her death, the medical examiner determined the HPV vaccine did not cause her death, but instead was caused by a toxic level of an ingredient commonly found in benadryl.

        Gee, yournewswire cut that paragraph after the word ‘inconclusive’ for some reason – right when the solution to the mystery was described.
        I wonder why they did that. It seems they aren’t very trustworthy and are trying to disinform the readers to make the story into something it isn’t.

        What do you think about the way this article blatantly omits the most important information about the cause of death while implying that the death was caused by the HPV vaccine?

        I wonder why folks think the anti-vaccinationists are dishonest and untrustworthy. They never misrepresent information, do they?

  • anonomyssy

    There are so many unanswered questions and so many people complaining after getting this shot…anyone who says they were injured, or dead, are shut down as idiots, yet its not been long term tested, it’s for a disease that is completely avoidable, early detectable with regular pap smears, and it would appear more have issues with the shot than die from the disease it’s meant to treat. No way I would give this vaccine to anyone I love…no way. (some countries are downright banning it…what does that tell ya?)

    • Think about it

      per the article(Fox4kc) that newswire incompletely quoted: “The cause of her death was initially listed as ‘inconclusive’. Three months after her death, the medical examiner determined the HPV vaccine did not cause her death, but instead was caused by a toxic level of an ingredient commonly found in benadryl.”