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Australia Insurers Balk At Covering Doctors Giving H1N1 Flu Shots

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Australian insurance companies are hesitant about providing coverage to the physicians who inoculate the population with an H1N1 flu vaccine. Insurers cite inadequate testing and the possible spread of other infections through vaccinations as raising the risk of suits against the doctors. The government has refused to underwrite coverage and has been negotiating with insurance companies to no avail. Physician groups say the vast program intended to begin as early as mid-September cannot start unless the doctors are insured. (Click here for more
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