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Vaccine Damage

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will name the vaccines which caused the 810 adverse reactions reported in 1983 by the yellow card system to the Committee on Safety of Medicines.

The Committee on Safety of Medicines in fact received 525 reports of suspected adverse reactions to vaccines during 1983. The vaccines reported were:

  • Influenza (inactivated)
  • Polio (oral)
  • Measles (live attenuated)
  • Yellow fever
  • Rubella
  • Pertussis
  • Salmonella typhi
  • Salmonella paratyphi B
  • Cholera
  • BCG
  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Tetanus antitoxin
  • Grass pollen
  • Specific desensitizing
  • Tuberculin
  • Rabies
  • Dust mite extract
  • Influenza live attenuated
  • Corynebacterium parvum extract
  • Antihaemophilic factor
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Human serum albumin
  • It is very important to note that a report does not necessarily establish a causal relationship between the reaction and the vaccine concerned.