Narcolepsy in association with pandemic influenza vaccination – a multi-country European epidemiological investigation
This report summarises the results from two epidemiological studies conducted by the Vaccine Adverse Event Surveillance and Communication (VAESCO) Consortium undertaken in eight European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) countries in order to investigate a possible association between an unexpected increase in narcolepsy cases following the use of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccines. Narcolepsy is an underdiagnosed disease of widely unknown etiology.
Technical report In Brief: Narcolepsy in association with pandemic influenza vaccination
This report summarises the results from two epidemiological studies to investigate a possible association between an unexpected increase in narcolepsy cases following the use of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccines. The studies were conducted by the Vaccine Adverse Event Surveillance and Communication (VAESCO) Consortium under the auspices of ECDC and undertaken in Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. This Technical Report In Brief accompanies the full Report ‘Narcolepsy in association with pandemic influenza vaccination- A multi-country European epidemiological investigation’.
Guillain-Barré syndrome and adjuvanted pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccines: A multinational self-controlled case series in Europe
Romio, S., Weibel, D., Dieleman, J.P., Olberg, H.K., de Vries, C.S., Sammon, C., rews, N., Svanström, H., Mølgaard-Nielsen, D., Hviid, A., Lapeyre-Mestre, M., Sommet, A., Saussier, C., Castot, A., Heijbel, H., Arnheim-Dahlström, L., Sparen, P., Mosseveld, M., Schuemie, M., van der Maas, N., Jacobs, B.C., Leino, T., Kilpi, T., Storsaeter, J., Johansen, K., Kramarz, P., Bonhoeffer, J., Sturkenboom, M.C.J.M.
Where are we in our understanding of the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines?
Johansen, K., Brasseur, D., MacDonald, N., Nohynek, H., Vandeputte, J., Wood, D., Neels, P.
European Commission: Influenza
Vaccination policy is a competence of national authorities however, the European Commission supports EU countries to coordinate their policies and programmes. To support EU countries in maintaining or increasing rates of vaccination, the EU Commission promotes seasonal flu vaccination to at risk groups.
Are we missing respiratory viral infections in infants and children? Comparison of a hospital-based quality management system with standard of care
Alchikh, M., Conrad, T., Hoppe, C., Ma, X., Broberg, E., Penttinen, P., Reiche, J., Biere, B., Schweiger, B., Rath, B.