Fluvax given to under 5s despite warnings

The Chief Medical Officer has issued a reminder that Fluvax is not to be used in children aged under five, due to an increased risk of febrile convulsions.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration had already instructed against using the vaccine in this age group.

However the Australian reported on Friday that the Federal Department of Health and Ageing had received three reports of adverse events in under-fives - one confirmed and two under