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TGA Of Australia Probes Adverse Flu-Vaccine Effects In Youngest Kids

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has launched a probe into whether the seasonal flu vaccine is safe for children under five years of age. The nation's chief medical officer advised physicians to cease giving the shots to children in that age group after seeing a sharp increase in adverse reactions in West Australia. The reports said the young children often experienced fever and convulsions in response to the inoculations. The vaccine was made by Australia's CSL, which has been asked by authorities to identify the batches sent to the Australian state and to test them. (Click here for more



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