Chris Seeks To Locate Missing Information Re Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2022 to Question 96551 on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and the oral contribution by the then-Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences, Official Report, 13 July 2016, column 135WH, for what reason the information which enabled the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to state that Stevens-Johnson Syndrome affects about 150 patients a year is no longer available; from where such information can now be obtained; and for what reason the MHRA has not shared with the Minister the information given by its vigilance and risk management team on 4 August 2021 in response to FOI request 21/798 on the number of reports of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in relation to covid-19 up to 14 July 2021.
Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women)
The information provided in 2016 was obtained from an audit undertaken at that time. NHS England does not routinely collect or review data identifying numbers of patients diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) continually monitors safety during the widespread use of a vaccine. The MHRA also works with public health partners to review the effectiveness and impact of vaccines to ensure the benefits continue to outweigh any possible side effects. The MHRA routinely updates the Department on COVID-19 vaccine safety.
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