Reassuring results from childhood flu vax study

CHILDREN younger than five who receive influenza vaccine concomitantly with other vaccines are more likely to experience fever, an Australian study shows.

Analysis of real-time data from GPs and other contributors to the AusVaxSafety surveillance system during 2015 shows an overall rate of 11.5% for adverse events in this age group.

Children receiving other vaccines concomitantly (about 20% of the 3340 studied) were significantly more likely to experience fever than those who did not (8.7% vs 3.3%).

Lead researcher Associate Professor Kristine Macartney, deputy director of the National