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Australian Government Continues Use of Dangerous Flu Vaccine

Sunday 19 February 2012

‘Australian health authorities, demonstrating a shocking disregard for the safety of health consumers, have awarded the discredited vaccine manufacturer, CSL, an AUD $117 million, four-year contract to supply flu shots for anyone over the age of 10. In 2010, CSL’s vaccine, Fluvax, caused hundreds of children to be hospitalized, leading to the death of at least one child and the permanent brain damage of another. The rate of convulsions in children who received this shot was 1 in 100 – almost ten times higher than the rate ‘expected’ by Australia’s government regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)’

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