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Parents Blame Swine Flu Vaccine for Son's Narcolepsy

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on December 15, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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 Parents Blame Swine Flu Vaccine for Son's Narcolepsy

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.

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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. 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."

Source: Medindia
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