Thursday, October 27, 2011

Current Vaccine Safety Concerns: Preflucel

From the Scottish Press and Journal:
Don't panic, says Scottish government probe launched into drug batch

Flu vaccine doses recalled in scare over side effects
The Scottish Government is recalling thousands of flu vaccines over fears that the drug is making some people ill, the Press and Journal can reveal.
About 300,000 doses of Preflucel are being withdrawn immediately from surgeries and pharmacies across the UK and Europe.
Health chiefs have warned that one of the most recent batches, issued at the beginning of September, is causing more side-effects – muscle pain, headaches and fatigue – than previous vaccines.
They have been recalled while its manufacturer and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency investigates what has gone wrong.
Doctors and nurses in Scotland – where 2,500 vaccines have been recalled – have been told not to use any Preflucel until further notice.

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