Debate over flu vax ‘disease mongering’

The seasonal flu vaccination is being promoted by aggressive campaigns that owe more to marketing and "disease mongering" than good evidence, an academic claims.

However, an Australian influenza expert has rejected the suggestions, saying they play into the hands of anti-vaccine activists.

Writing in the BMJ this week, Dr Peter Doshi, a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said there was little or no evidence that