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Damage causes by vaccination against Swine flu (Pandemrix)

In 2009 large-scale swine flu vaccination was undertaken. On the advice of the government many young children were immunised with the Pandemrix vaccine. Following vaccination several of them developed narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a serious and incurable neurological disorder, characterized by an extreme and irrepressible need to sleep. Some 800 children throughout Europe have been found to suffer from narcolepsy after being vaccinated.

In May 2014 the Netherlands Pharmacological Centre Lareb reported 7 incidents of narcolepsy following vaccination. In December 2015 Lareb reported 27 cases, suggesting a causal link in several cases. Narcolepsy usually occurs in young people aged 15 and over, which is why Lareb finds it remarkable that the disorder has developed in younger children.

The parents of several afflicted children have asked Beer advocaten to explore and advise on the liability of the government and the manufacturer of the vaccine. This resulted in both the government and the manufacturer being held liable in 2014 and January 2015 for the damage caused by the Pandemrix vaccine.

Beer advocaten has met with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (‘VWS’) and the State Advocate. Partly at the request of the Dutch Narcolepsy Association (NVN) Beer advocaten currently takes stock of the number of children affected.

For more information on this subject, please contact Lucas Hogeling or John Beer at pandemrix@beeradvocaten.nl or +31206732199. On 22 December 2015 the TV show EenVandaag did a feature on this item. Click here for the link to see the the clip.

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