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Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination | 31 May 2015 | ...Emily Ryalls is one of the thousands of teenage girls who have endured debilitating illnesses following the routine immunisation. She is yet to recover and has no idea when her health will return to normal. Mrs Ryalls reported Emily's condition to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). In the 10 years to April this year the agency received almost 22,000 "spontaneous suspected" adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports in 13 routine immunisation categories including flu, MMR, tetanus, diphtheria and polio, according to a Freedom of Information response released earlier this month. In the HPV category alone, ADRs numbered 8,228, of which 2,587 were classified as "serious" -- defined by several criteria, including whether it resulted in hospitalisation or was deemed life threatening. The MHRA said that the figures did not reflect the true amount of ADRs because of an "unknown and variable level of under-reporting".