Medical mystery: 12-year-old dies after getting a shot at doctor’s office

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WISCONSIN — A Wisconsin family is looking for answers in the death of their 12-year-old daughter, who died after going to the doctor.

According to WITI, Rebecca Prohaska took her daughter, Meredith, to the doctor for a sore throat last month.

While they were there, Meredith received her first HPV vaccine.

Rebecca told WITI, ‚ÄúThirty minutes later she was trying to sleep. I kept waking her up.” A short time later, she found Meredith on the floor; she started performing CPR and called 911.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Rebecca said she remembers that an allergic reaction was a rare potential side effect of the vaccine, but Meredith’s cause of death was ruled inconclusive.

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