Severe, long-term disability and even death can occur in a subset of individuals vulnerable to “HPV vaccination syndrome.”
Autoimmunity, autonomic neuropathy, and the HPV vaccination: a vulnerable subpopulation
Schofield JR, Hendrickson JE. Clinical Pediatrics. 2018;57(5):603-606.
The authors describe the first biopsy-proven case of serious nerve damage developing within days of HPV vaccination, with an evident link between symptom onset and vaccination. The authors advocate for “increased [provider] awareness of the potential for neurological complications” resulting from HPV vaccination, particularly due to the “devastating clinical outcome of severe, long-term disability and even death of [a vulnerable subset] affected by the HPV vaccination syndrome.”