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Written Answers - Departmental Reports

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 40.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the date on which the report compiled by Dr. Darina O’Flanagan for his Department relating to the relationship between narcolepsy and or cataplexy and the Swine Flu vaccination Pandemrix, will be published; the number of confirmed Pandemrix-related cases of narcolepsy and or cataplexy here; his plans to address this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16267/12]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly The HSE is currently ascertaining the number of narcolepsy and or cataplexy cases that may be associated with Pandemrix vaccination. All cases will be offered a multidisciplinary assessment by the HSE to identify medical and educational need and appropriate services will be offered. I am aware of the submission of the report which is being considered in the context of other evidence from international studies. I plan to publish the report in due course.


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