Friday June 5, 2020

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Vaccinations save millions of lives each year, but failure to compensate in those rare cases when they harm recipients creates a dangerous breach of public confidence

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

26th August, 2018

Imagine listening to the medical experts and getting your child vaccinated. Imagine that your child was one of those exceedingly rare statistics and had an adverse reaction to that vaccine. Imagine you were then ignored and that successive governments refused to acknowledge that wrong.

This is the reality facing the parents of children who suffered an adverse reaction to the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine.

In a world where the public health benefits of vaccination are...

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