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GPs are warned over seasonal flu vaccine for children

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1205 (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1205
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

GPs are being warned to be cautious in giving seasonal flu vaccines to children after reports that some were given the wrong one.

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the largest of the UK organisations that indemnify doctors against malpractice claims, has issued the warning after members notified three mix ups as “adverse events.”

Guidance issued last July by England’s Department of Health told doctors not to give children aged under 5 years the Enzira brand of vaccine or CSL …

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