Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (122)

Clare Daly

Question:

122. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the number and type of seizures and suspected adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine reported to the HPRA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25807/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The information that the Deputy seeks in relation to the number and type of seizures and suspected adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine is not readily available. Therefore, I have asked the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) to investigate the matter and reply directly to the Deputy.

The HPRA is responsible for monitoring the safety and quality of all medicines including vaccines that are licensed in Ireland and operates a national adverse reaction reporting system, which members of the public and healthcare professionals are encouraged to submit any suspected adverse reactions through this system. All Reports received by the HPRA are routinely transmitted to the European Medicines Agency’s adverse reaction database for inclusion in global signal detection and monitoring activities.