Flu vaccine also linked to narcolepsy in adults


HELSINKI: Finnish researchers unveiled new data on Thursday to link the Pandemrix flu vaccine to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in adults. The new research, conducted by Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare, found that Pandemrix-vaccinated adults between the ages of 20 and 64 had a three-to-five times higher risk of contracting the disease than nonvaccinated people. Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder of the nervous system that causes excessive drowsiness, often causing people to fall asleep uncontrollably.


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