Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Flu jab sick toll passes 250

Authorities last week suspended seasonal flu vaccinations for children under five across Australia, following a high level of bad reactions among children.

In Western Australia, 55 children suffered convulsions after having the vaccination, and almost 200 others suffered fevers and vomiting, chief health officer Dr Tarun Weeramanthri said.

One child is in a serious but stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Dr Weeramanthri said all states and territories were working to determine how many children had suffered adverse effects so that the national picture was clear.



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