Chief medical officer admits he got it wrong on flu vaccine


Australia's Chief Medical Officer has admitted that he “got it wrong” in underestimating the likely uptake of influenza vaccination this year.

Speaking at a conference in Adelaide on Tuesday morning, Professor Brendan Murphy said the TGA’s latest figures suggest there has been a 32% increase in uptake of flu vaccine this season compared with last year’s.

“I particularly got it wrong with under-fives,” Professor Murphy told delegates at the Public Health Association of Australia’s national