Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsions in children

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Chris Thomson
April 23, 2010

Seasonal flu vaccinations across Australia for children under five have been suspended after 23 children in Western Australia were admitted to hospital with convulsions following their injections.

One child, aged 1, remains in a coma in a Perth hospital.

Commonwealth chief health officer Professor Jim Bishop yesterday announced the suspension while authorities urgently review data from around the country.

WA's chief public health officer Tarun Weeramanthri has defended the response time in closing down the state's juvenile flu vaccine program amid revelations that children were presenting with convulsions more than two weeks ago...

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http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/f...er-convulsions-in-children-20100423-tglp.html
 
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