Parents of 6-year old Josh Hadfield believe that a swine flu vaccination is responsible for their son's sleeping syndrome narcolepsy.
Josh lost muscle control and started sleeping up to 19-hours a day 3-weeks after being given Pandemrix nearly 2-years ago.
Mrs. Hadfield said, "He was like a puppet whose strings were cut. Nothing could convince me it was anything but the jab that caused it. Josh is now on anti-depressants to control his condition."
Makers of the vaccine GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claim there is no evidence of any connection and point out that only 7 children have developed the syndrome from 6 million doses of the vaccine in the UK.Â GSK said, "At the end of day, patient safety is of utmost importance to us and we wouldn't ever put out a drug if we believed it was a true issue."
However, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency said, "A similar risk had only been confirmed in Finland and Sweden."