Division over future of vax safety monitoring

STAKEHOLDERS agree on the need for an overhaul of vaccine safety monitoring in Australia in line with the Horvath report recommendations, but views are mixed on the best way forward.

Former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Professor John Horvath investigated the public health response to the spike in adverse reactions in young children receiving Fluvax vaccine (CSL) last year and suggested various models for reform.

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has told MO it supported the option at "the extreme end of what [Professor Horvath] is suggesting... which is to establish a centre for

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