A report in the SF Examiner, published this week also states that 3,589 adverse reactions to the vaccine were reported in the 16 month period between May 2009 and September 2010.
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The mother of 18-year old Christina Tarsell accused Merck of misrepresenting her daughter's case in the report the company sent to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Christina died just 18 days after receiving the vaccine.
"Merck said in its VAERS report that a physician reported that my daughter had an enlarged spleen caused by a virus that was life threatening," Tarsell told The Examiner. "That was totally made up. The autopsy report listed the cause of her death as 'undetermined,' a follow-up by CDC found no evidence of a viral infection, and the pathologist and her doctors all denied telling them that."