Teenagers who have been vaccinated against HPV should remain lying down or sitting on the floor for fifteen minutes after the injection, the Medicines Agency (ANSM) recommends, two weeks after a teenager suffered a fatal fall after post-vaccination discomfort in college.
In a document published on its website, Tuesday, November 14, ANSM updated the instructions for “Post-vaccination monitoring” Aimed at healthcare professionals.
Stay lying or sitting on the floor with your back against a wall
One of the main side effects of the vaccine is risk “fainting”, “It is important to take simple measures to avoid any infection: vaccinated people should remain lying down (on mats or blankets) or sit on the floor with their backs against a wall in a clear space.”Agency details.
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So far, according to the college’s vaccination instructions, which have been regulated since October, it has been recommended that students be monitored only within a quarter of an hour after the injection, without specifying the context. A memo from the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Ile-de-France, published in June, explained that students should sit on their desks ” Chairs “ or ” Chairs “He recommended that students who were feeling unwell lie down.
A vaccinated student died after falling hard
This change in instructions comes after the death of a fifth-grade student from Saint-Dominique College in Saint-Herblain near Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) at the end of October, after falling hard, ANSM confirmed.
The Nantes Public Prosecutor’s Office, which opened an investigation into manslaughter, indicated this “The student, who did not feel well shortly after the injection, was sitting on a chair and fell on his head after feeling unwell.”. The ANSM specifies that discomfort after vaccination, and sometimes a brief loss of consciousness, is “Uncommon, resolves quickly, and may be consistent with a psychological reaction to the injection.” And “May be accompanied by tremors or stiffness.”.
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A campaign to vaccinate fifth-grade middle school students against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes many types of cancer such as cervical cancer, was launched at the beginning of October in France. It’s not mandatory.