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UK government is to reconsider claims of children who developed narcolepsy after vaccination

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5645
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The UK government has told parents whose children developed narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine that it will reconsider their compensation claims, after previously rejecting them on the ground that no causal link had been proved.

The move follows a study commissioned by the Health Protection Agency, which indicated that one in around 55 000 children aged between 4 years …

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