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Letters Child influenza vaccination

Ramifications of adverse events in children in Australia

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2994
  1. Peter Collignon, infectious diseases physician and microbiologist1,
  2. Peter Doshi, program in history, anthropology, science, technology and society2,
  3. Tom Jefferson, coordinator3
  1. 1School of Clinical Medicine, Australian National University, PO Box 11, Woden, ACT 2607, Australia
  2. 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  3. 3Cochrane Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy
  1. peter.collignon{at}

    Many serious adverse reactions to this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine have occurred across Australia, and its use remains suspended in children aged 5 years and under.1 2 3 Data released on 1 June 2010 show that 1 in every 110 young children vaccinated with the CSL vaccine had a febrile seizure.3

    A previous H1N1 vaccine study published earlier this year showed that a …

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