Influenza Shot That Led To Fits in Children Has Been Approved

October 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Healthy Lifestyle

Influenza shot that led to fits is approved

A FLU jab that triggered fits in children will be rolled out again next winter.

According to Natasha Bita (“The Australian”, 29.10.10):

“The Health Department gave the drug companies the go-ahead to make more of the controversial vaccine. The department’s Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee has approved a repeat production of the cocktail of swine flu and two seasonal flu strains for the next Australian winter.

Health authorities are still investigating why the world-first, three-in-one vaccine induced febrile convulsions at nine times the normal rate before it was suspended in April for use in children younger than five.  An investigation by the medicines watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has pinpointed the problem to a brand of vaccine produced by CSL, Australia’s biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer.

The TGA will limit the “approved use” of CSL’s seasonal flu vaccine, Fluvax, in under-fives next year. It will be given only to children considered to be at “high risk of complications” from influenza, in whom “the benefits of influenza vaccination are considered to outweigh the risks of an adverse reaction”, the TGA advises in its latest circular”.

What are your thoughts about flu vaccines?

Have you researched this matter so that you can make educated choices?

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Reference: Natasha Bita, ‘The Australian”. 29.10.10

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