Children given BSE-risk vaccines

2 May 2000

Children given ‘BSE-risk’ vaccines

THE DAILY EXPRESS has identified five vaccines, which it claims were potentially at risk from BSE, given to millions of children between 1988 and 1989.

But the newspaper says there is no record of which children received the injections made by pharmaceutical companies Wellcome and Smithkline.

Lib-Dem MP Norman Baker accused the government of being “potentially criminally negligent” is allowing BSE-risk vaccines to be administered to at least 2 million children.

But the Department of Health said if routine vaccinations had been stopped, there would have been a real risk of serious and potentially fatal diseases among children.

The department said all todays vaccines are produced from non-UK bovine material.

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