Eight Norwegian babies were the first and only infants in the world who were vaccinated against swine flu. The aim was to determine if the vaccine was safe for such small children. Currently, pandemrix vaccine is not suggested for anyone under 20.
The pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline AS would initially give the vaccine to 60 Norwegian children between 8 and 12 weeks, and find out how safe it was for them, but found only eight of them. All the children in the study were followed up for 11 months afterwards and nobody noticed any significant side effects, according to the pharmaceutical company.
During that period, 2.2 million Norwegians used the controversial vaccine. Last week, it was also known that 93 of the vaccined Norwegians have claimed compensation from the state .