Flu fallout: what went wrong in 2010, and should we have seen it coming?

Sophie McNamara
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (9): .
Published online: 7 November 2011

The 2010 winter saw an excess of serious adverse events linked to the CSL influenza vaccine. With another influenza season over, the MJA investigates what progress has been made to ensure it does not happen again.

Eighteen months ago, Dr Darryl Maher received news that changed his working life. He learnt that the seasonal influenza vaccine made by CSL Biotherapies had been linked to serious adverse reactions in children, such as high fevers and febrile seizures.

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