At least 91 "undesirable" side effects of Pandemrix in France
Thursday, 19 November 2009 10:17
The French government drug regulatory agency, l’Agence de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé, has admitted that there have been at least 91 "undesirable" side effects among people who have received the Pamdemrix swine flu jab made by GlaxoSmithKline so far.
The agency reports there were four "serious cases" reported, including a case of a woman of 37 getting the Guillian Barre Syndrome after the swine flu jab in the period between October 21st and November 10th.
However, the agency plays down the link between the swine flu jab and the disease, saying further tests are needed to establish the cause of the "suspected" case even though doctors say the 37 year old woman has Guillian Barre Syndrome.
There appears to be requirement to report side effects of the untested swine flu jab in France and so the number of side effects caused by the swine flu jab could be far higher than the figures issued by the agency.
The agency said some 100,000 health care workers have taken the swine flu jab so far.
This is a report in the French newspaper Liberation: