The swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, may have caused more side effects than the already known narcolepsy.
More side effects from Pandemrix
The swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, may have caused more side effects than the already known narcolepsy. Added to the list are facial paralysis and reduced sensitivity, among others. This according to the Stockholm study, which was published in the British Medical Journal last October.
The study has forced Läkemedelsverket (the Swedish Medical Products Agency) to apply strong measures: A substantial register study will now commence in which half of the Swedish population will be controlled, to see just what kinds of problems the vaccine has caused. Says Ingemar Persson, Läkemedelsverket’s Senior Expert: “We didn’t see any increases in risks of the more serious neurological or autoimmune problems, like MS or rheumatoid arthritis in the Stockholm study. But to get a somewhat calmer result, we’re now extending the study. We’re taking a closer look at the possible presence of a number of different neurological and autoimmune disorders.” All in all, Läkemedelsverket will examine 3-4 million vaccinated individuals with 2-3 million unvaccinated.
The Stockholm study showed an increase in facial paralysis with six new cases for every 100 000 individuals vaccinated with the Pandemrix, swine flu, vaccine. Earlier studies have shown an increase in narcolepsy connected to the vaccine.