Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (611)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

611. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the total number of identified sufferers of narcolepsy; the extent to which supportive arrangements are in place or remain to be put in place in respect of such persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15434/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has received 62 cases with clinical information confirming a diagnosis of narcolepsy in relation to individuals following pandemic influenza vaccination.

As the second part of the Deputy's question relates to a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for a direct reply.