Thursday, April 29, 2010

Australian parents describe flu vaccine reactions/ ABC

But many of the parents had trouble getting their children's reactions reported to the authorities and followed up.  Asking parents to report directly to government should reveal much more about adverse events following this vaccine.  Hopefully, the system developed to receive reports will remain in place after this flu season, so that enhanced adverse event reporting is permanently built into the public health system of Australia (and everywhere else).  Only when "the system" is willing to acknowledge that vaccines may cause serious reactions, will a practical means of reporting reactions be created, and the data be collected to assess vaccine safety in a reliable way.

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