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Letters Narcolepsy and flu vaccines

Link between flu vaccines and narcolepsy still needs investigating

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 19 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j137
  1. Aaron Goldberg, physician
  1. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA
  1. ag10001{at}

Three years have passed since scientists from the UK1 and Sweden2 said that studies were needed to investigate whether influenza vaccines other than Pandemrix could cause narcolepsy. Pandemrix was used only in Europe in 2009-10. Two years ago the related vaccine Arepanrix …

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