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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Narcolepsy Scare with H1N1 Vaccine in Finland

H1N1 vaccinations suspended over narcolepsy scare
At least 15 cases of narcolepsy among children and young people in past six months

The possibility of compensations for children and young people diagnosed with narcolepsy recently is to be assessed later if a link between the disease and the swine flu vaccine is established, says Minister of Social Services Paula Risikko (Nat. Coalition Party).
“The matter must be evaluated when all studies have been made. Experts insist that if the illnesses and the vaccinations have a connection, we will find out.”
“I understand the pain of the families and the seriousness of the situation, but it is too early to take a stand on who has responsibility to compensate.”

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