GPs warned of vaccine legal risk
DOCTORS who give the bioCSL Fluvax vaccine to children younger than five are exposing themselves to legal risks, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Baggoley, has warned.
The RACGP notified GPs today that the Department of Health has reported that nine children have been wrongly administered a Fluvax vaccination since the beginning of the 2015 winter influenza immunisation season on 20 April.
Professor Baggoley had “made clear that confirmation of even one case of a child less than five years of age receiving bioCSL Fluvax is totally unacceptable”, the RACGP said.
Giving Fluvax to a