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Young People Should Not Take Flu Vaccine, Watchdog Says

Saturday, 23 July 2011 10:30

‘The European Medicine Agency said that Pandemrix should only be given to the under-20s if they are at risk of contracting swine flu and alternative jabs are not available.

Its announcement comes after studies showed that young people who were given the vaccine were at increased risk of developing narcolepsy, which causes sufferers to fall asleep unexpectedly.

But the British drug watchdog said it would not ban Pandemrix in the young and pointed out that the country’s stocks expire in a few months anyway.’

Read more: Young People Should Not Take Flu Vaccine, Watchdog Says

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