Narcolepsy and the H1N1 'flu vaccine.
You will all have seen the latest developments in the press on the continued reports about the H1N1 vaccine Pandemrix and the possibility of developing narcolepsy.
We believe that it is important for members to have all the information available so they can make their own minds up on the matter. Following are the links to the major reports issued and also to the statement from the manufacturers of Pandemrix, GSK. We would point out that all of the reports issued so far, are intermediate ones and full reports will not be available until July.
The abstract of the Finnish report (in English) can be found here.
The World Health Organisation report can be found here.
An analysis of swine flu vaccine safety data from The MHRA can be found here. Page 22 deals with a possible association between the vaccine and the development of narcolepsy.
The response from GSK, who manufacture the vaccine can be found here.