TGA alert: Check Fluarix syringes

Healthcare professionals have been urged to visually inspect the vaccine prior to administration, which is in accordance with the PI.

“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 said, adding the patient was not harmed.