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Another Update on Swine Flu Vaccine & ME/CFS from The ME Association (Version 5)

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By The ME Association • www.ProHealth.com • January 28, 2010


(May be Reposted): The ME Association is continually updating its website information and guidance for people with ME/CFS in relation to swine flu, Tamiflu and swine flu vaccination.

The latest general update can be found in the Quick Links section of the MEA website

We are also asking for feedback from people who have been given swine flu vaccine. [Note: the feedback cited here presumably applies to vaccine types/brands employed in the UK.]

Feedback so far has been limited due to the fact that some doctors do not accept that ME/CFS could be a high priority illness for swine flu vaccination purposes. Consequently, most of the feedback has been from people who have had the vaccine for employment purposes (e.g., health service staff) or they have another illness that is clearly in the NHS high priority list (e.g., asthma).

We have had 54 replies so far.

• Overall, most people have reported one or more 'minor problems' with the vaccine.  

• Five people (one with severe ME) have had no problems at all.

• One or more 'minor' adverse reactions, in particular local soreness and sometimes swelling at the injection site, have been frequently reported.

• Other 'minor' adverse reactions include feeling feverish, headaches, sore throat, nausea and wanting to sleep more than normal.

• A significant number have also had what appears to be a temporary exacerbation of their ME/CFS fatigue +/- joint or muscle pain.

• However, eight people (8/54) have reported a more prolonged and serious exacerbation/relapse of their ME/CFS.

• In one case the vaccination has been linked to an attack of shingles, which resulted in hospitalization.

• Of particular concern is a single report of a previously fit adolescent who developed a number of ME/CFS type symptoms four days after his vaccination. Whilst this link to the vaccination may be pure co-incidence, we do know that ME/CFS can occasionally be triggered by vaccinations, including the normal flu vaccine. This case is being reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) by The MEA on the Yellow Card reporting system. And it is very important to make sure that doctors in the UK report all suspected adverse events to swine flu vaccination to the MHRA.

• One person has reported an improvement in their ME/CFS symptoms - something that is occasionally reported with ordinary flu vaccine and some other vaccinations.

The MEA will continue to monitor the response of people with ME/CFS to swine flu vaccine.  

If you have been vaccinated against swine flu, please let us know through the MEA website (meconnect@meassociation.org.uk)

• What happened afterwards,

• And (if possible) the brand of vaccine used.

Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, ME Association
28 January 2010




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