Breaking news on Flu vaccine and Narcolepsy
FINLAND: The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) ordered on August 25 2010 to stop the use of Pandemrix swine flu vaccine to the public due the probable link to narcolepsy in children http://www.thl.fi/doc/en/22930
The agency received six reports of children who have developed chronic sleep disorders after they received the vaccine in January 2010, thus, they want conduct a proble to ensure that these cases of narcolepsy is correlated with the drug Pandemrix, developed by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
Meanwhile, in Sweden, the Medical Products Agency opened an inquiry to Panderix vaccine in reponse to reports that young people who received the vaccine developed narcolepsy after getting vaccine shots.
To ensure the safety and health of the public, child neurologists and THL will continue their investigation on Pandemrix.
Take a look at the EMEA working document, and see DELETED text
in children 3 to 5, higher rate of drowsiness than in adults, with adjuvanted vaccine, was known