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Flu jab fears grow as toddlers hospitalised

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Flu jab fears grow as toddlers hospitalised

CLINICAL tests were never carried out on the latest seasonal flu vaccine – a first-time combination of seasonal flu with the feared swine flu H1N1 – that has left a baby girl fighting for her life in a Perth hospital and sparked fits, fevers and vomiting in up to 60 toddlers across the country.

Health officials were last night trying to determine what had caused the reactions in the children, mostly in Western Australia.

The country’s chief medical officer, Jim Bishop, yesterday ordered doctors in all states to stop giving the flu vaccine to children under five.

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