Reduced H1N1 dose for kids due to health reactions

As of  Dec 13th, UK has reduced the H1N1 dose for kids, as the suggested two doses have reportedly caused health reactions.

Meanwhile, the medicines watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), reported four people had died after receiving the Pandemrix vaccine, although all had serious underlying health conditions and the deaths are not being linked to the jab.

One baby died in the womb three weeks after its mother was given the jab and five women miscarried, although the incidents are being described as ‘coincidental’.

One person developed the paralysis condition Guillain-Barre Syndrome which was linked to a swine flu jab given in America in the Seventies.

The MHRA had received 1,506 reports of minor adverse reactions to Pandemrix such as swelling at the site of injection, nausea or ‘flu-like’ illness.

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