Norwegian Study Links Flu Vaccine to Narcolepsy Risk*
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.
By Anne Lise Stranden
The study indicates that three years after the pandemic, Norwegians who took swine flu shots had run five times the risk of narcolepsy compared to those who had not been vaccinated. (Illustrative photo: Colourbox)
Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have followed up those under 30 who took the flu shots and those who didn’t during the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic to appraise whether the vaccine entailed serious side-effects.
The study has shown an increased incidence of narcolepsy among those who took the vaccine, informs the institute. Narcolepsy is a…
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