Rebecca Smith and Kate Devlin
Saturday, Oct 31st, 2009
Six people in Britain can be expected to die suddenly after having the swine flu vaccine but it will just be coincidence, researchers have said.
With millions of people being vaccinated against the virus there is a real risk that coincidental events will be seen as reactions to the jab, a paper in The Lancet said.
Experts at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in America calculated the background rate of conditions that may be mistaken for vaccine reactions and warned that there is a risk people will shun the jab needlessly.
Only if these background rates are exceeded will it point to a potential problem with the vaccine.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 5:30 am