18 February 2011 /Side effects and trials
Possible connection between narcolepsy and the influenza vaccine Pandemrix® requires further studies
At present, there are not sufficient data to establish whether or not there is a connection between the sleep disorder narcolepsy and the influenza vaccine Pandemrix®, so concludes the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in a press release today.
02 February 2011 /Side effects and trials
A study from Finland shows that the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, could be linked to the influenza vaccine Pandemrix®. In the period 2009-2010, 60 Finnish children and adolescents aged 4-19 years fell ill with narcolepsy, and 52 of them had received the Pandemrix® vaccine. Similar cases of narcolepsy from use of Pandemrix® have also been observed in Sweden and Iceland, but not elsewhere in Europe.