UK Daily Mail
December 12, 2011
The parents of a schoolboy who was struck down with narcolepsy after receiving a flu vaccine, said the Government should have carried out more tests before issuing the drug.
Josh Hadfield, 6, lost muscle control and started sleeping for up to 19 hours every day just three weeks after getting the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix.
He would fall asleep up to every five minutes – even when he was walking, eating and swimming – and suffer sudden bouts of cataplexy (loss of muscle tone) when he laughed.
Now nearly two years later his mother Caroline, 41, said he was still suffering from the after effects of the controversial jab.
‘Iâ€™m up with him around four times each night to feed him snacks and also comfort him because he has horrendous nightmares,’ she said.
This article was posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 at 8:36 am