Concern over lack of kids' vax trials

Australia needs stricter protocols for the way flu vaccines are evaluated for use by children, experts argue in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.

Perth public health physician Dr Paul Effler and Canberra Professor Heath Kelly write that controlled paediatric studies should be conducted before vaccines are licensed for children.

They cited the case of CSL's trivalent influenza vaccine Fluvax, which was licensed for use in children aged