TGA alert: Check flu vaccine vials

In association with GSK, the TGA issued a precautionary product notification to healthcare professionals, urging them to visually inspect the vaccine prior to administration.

“The TGA has received a report that one dose of Fluarix vaccine failed to be completely administered because of a manufacturing defect, in which what appeared to be a piece of glass-like material blocked the action of the syringe,” the TGA posted on its website.

The patient was not harmed and GSK advised this type of event is rare and has