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US government website for collecting adverse events after vaccination is inaccessible to most users

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2449 (Published 19 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2449

Re: US government website for collecting adverse events after vaccination is inaccessible to most users - an apology

Mr Stone (today’s rapid response) is right. I apologise for having missed Vashisht and Puliyel’s paper in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.

The “non-polio” paralyses in the United Kingdom are worth the attention of academic virologists and those public health physicians who are not bound by the Official Secrets Act.
If I may suggest a starting point: April 1974.

The old MOs H had been exterminated and new animals called community physicians had been created. There were also medical officers of environmental health/proper officers for the control of notifiable disease. Confusing? Yes, to most people. Including doctors.

However, the virological laboratory services were still intact and they used to send specimens to Colindale.

Might I suggest that records of virus identification in non-polio paralytic disease be examined and published?

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 July 2018
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough