A total of 267 reports of narcolepsy submitted

News 28.10.2015

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool has received a total of 369 injury reports in relation to Pandemrix until 23 October 2015. Of the injury reports, 267 were related to suspected narcolepsy caused by the vaccine.

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool has so far given 220 favourable remuneration decisions and issued 40 rejections.

A total of 22 reports were rejected because no narcolepsy was observed. A total of 16 of reports were rejected because the symptoms began more than two years after the vaccination was received. This is the "time window" for a causal connection decided upon by the Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool based on research data from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (NIHW). The NIHW will still continue its research on this, and the results will probably be published in about a year. In this case, the Pool will make a new decision on the matter without the customer having to present a claim.

In addition, 7 cases are in different phases of remuneration processing.