How a GP caught in the Fluvax scare developed a national vaccine safety program

His monitoring system earned him the AMA’s Excellence in Healthcare award

Dr Alan Leeb’s experiences as a GP caught in the middle of a national vaccine scare led him to devise technology to track adverse events in real  time.

Dr Alan Leeb
Dr Alan Leeb.

In April 2010, the Perth GP was blindsided to discover nearly a third of children had an adverse reaction after being vaccinated for flu at his practice.

He then learned from hospital discharge summaries that three of his young patients had febrile