Health

Sunday 21 September 2014

Expert report finds possible link between narcolepsy and swine flu vaccine Pandemrix

THE Department of Health has received an expert report on a possible link between the sleeping disorder narcolepsy and the human swine flu vaccine Pandemrix.

Campaign group Sound, which represents over 230 children it believes have been affected, has called on the Health Minister James Reilly to publish the report.

The report was prepared by the Health Service Executive's Health Protection Surveillance Centre and parents of children provided their medical records for the research.

Mairead Lawless said the group had written to the Minister outlining its disappointment at the speed of reaction of both the HSE and the Department of Education to the issue.

While some children affected are now facing exams, there has been little progress she added and the group is seeking an urgent meeting with Mr Reilly.

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