Re: Overcoming vaccine hesitancy: five minutes with . . . Heidi Larson: How would we detect neurological complications?
Thank you Dr Anand  for these interesting quotations. I note:
"British National Formulary. Number 10 ( 1985)
Page 384 . Section 14.4.6 , continued on to page 385.%
Serious neurological complications following the vaccine are extremely rare, perhaps of the order of 1 in 87,000 vaccinees snd probably 10-20 times less common than such complications associated with natural infections of measles. but it is difficult to get exact figures because of variable criteria of what is diagnosed as a serious neurological condition."
Of course, this is just for the old measles vaccine. But the question is if children had a serious adverse reaction to MMR followed by neurological complications how would this be picked up by current monitoring systems in the United Kingdom [2,3,4,5]? Can anyone elucidate?
 JK Anand, 'Re: Overcoming vaccine hesitancy: five minutes with . . . Heidi Larson', 2 April 2019, https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l1259/rr-8
 Wendy E Stephen, 'Re: A tale of two vaccines: A Tale Of Two Adverse Reaction Reporting Systems' 12 October 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4152/rr-16
 Mr Clifford G Miller, 'Re: A tale of two vaccines - MHRA Published Incomplete ADR Data' 14 October, 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4152/rr-18
 Clifford G Miller, 'Re: A tale of two vaccines - MHRA - 6 Reports of "rare" suspected ADR in 60 days ignored', 18 October 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4152/rr-21
 Clifford G Miller, 'Re: A tale of two vaccines - MHRA Had 178 Pandemrix Altered Consciousness Adverse Event Reports in 67 Days', 23 October 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4152/rr-23
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