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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Safety Fears Over Vaccines

**Can anyone explain why there is such an uproar in Australia about the flu vaccine but in America it is being pushed on 6 months old infants and pregnant women?**

Australia's health authorities are failing to uphold the public safety of vaccines because of the confused and flawed monitoring of side effects, the Consumer Health Forum says.

In unusually outspoken criticism, the forum, which is funded by the federal government, has called for an urgent public explanation of why the CSL-produced Fluvax vaccine triggered a higher rate of hospital admissions than it prevented.

The forum's chief, Carol Bennett, writing in the Herald today, said the saga over Fluvax, which has been linked to 1000 adverse reactions, including 100 cases of convulsion in infants under five, pointed to the need for reform.

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