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Its Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) reviewed data from a Finnish study which found that children injected with the Pandemrix flu vaccine were nine times more likely to contract narcolepsy than those who were not vaccinated.
"The committee agrees that further investigation is warranted concerning narcolepsy and vaccination against influenza (H1N1) 2009 with Pandemrix and other pandemic H1N1 vaccines," the WHO said.
The Finnish institute stressed that more investigation was needed, but said young people had a "manifold increased risk of falling ill with narcolepsy" if they had been vaccinated with the vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline.
Last August, THL recommended discontinuing use of that vaccine against A(H1N1) until it could study the signs of a connection.
Pandemrix vaccine was used in 47 countries worldwide during the 2009 - 2010 season, according to the WHO.
A preliminary study by Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL published a week ago said the most likely explanation of the pattern found in four to 19 year olds was the "joint effect of the vaccine and some other factor(s)".
Originally posted by pandapowerjamie
Well I will certainly be declining it and informing my mother and father. As my ENTIRE FAMILY! Thanks!
Originally posted by Nightfury
Sounds like the truth is finally being told. Something we all at ATS knew for a long time... Just a shame that so many took the jab... if only they listened...
I'd hate to say... we told you so...
Originally posted by JonoEnglish
All vaccines and medicines can have side effects.
Are the people who have refused it quite happy to take their other meds?