GPs warned about off-label flu vaccination

THE RACGP is warning GPs against off-label use of influenza vaccines in children under five, saying it poses a safety risk.

A note on the college website says the Department of Health is paying close attention and that "there continues to be off-label use" of the 2016 vaccines.

It says Fluarix Tetra (GSK) is being incorrectly administered to children aged under 3 - including in half-doses - for whom the vaccine is not registered.

Fluvax (BioCSL) is also being