By Vaccine Injury Attorney
A new report has some in Washington concerned that parents are putting off their child’s flu vaccine in response to an up rise in adverse events reported last year.
The article, written on June 7, 2011, for the WA News, states, “A massive spike in adverse reactions to the flu vaccine last year has resulted in too many parents being overly cautious ahead of the upcoming flu season.”
The WA Health Department says major problems with last year’s flu vaccination program has led to a significant drop in immunization rates this year. The Health Department’s Paul Armstrong says immunization rates are down 78% this year.
“Vaccination rates are down significantly, and it can be largely put down to the fact that parents are worried their children may experience the high fevers and convulsions similar to hundreds of children who had the jab last year” according to one expert.
In April last year, authorities suspended the use of the Fluvax® vaccine for children under five after hundreds of children suffered side-effects including high fever, vomiting and convulsions.
In response, WA researchers began a study in March this year to test two alternative vaccines called Vaxigrip® and Influvac®.
Researchers found in a study group of 256 vaccinated children, less than 10% suffered side effects from Vaxigrip® and Influvac® compared to 50% for the Fluvax® jab.
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