Swiss Limit Flu Vaccine
Switzerland has decided to limit the use of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, currently in use in Sweden, which is produced by the British pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline. According to the health authority Swissmedic, the data on possible side effects for children is lacking, and in the case of pregnant women, non-existent.
At the Swedish Medical Products Agency they are surprised at the Swiss decision. According to Jan Liliemark, a professor at the agency, in Sweden they have received the data required.
“We feel no hesitance or concern to use this on the elderly or children. When it comes to pregnant women we are not anticipating any other side effects than those that any other adult woman could experience from the vaccine,” he said to Swedish news agency TT.