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Influenza vaccines currently registered for use in young children in Australia are safe and well tolerated by children aged under 10 years but regular monitoring is needed, according to research in the Medical Journal of Australia.

A team of researchers, led by paediatrician Dr Nicholas Wood from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, surveyed the parents and carers of children who received flu vaccinations at six tertiary paediatric hospitals and selected primary health care providers between March and July 2013.

Dr Wood is the CRE immunisation's Professional Research Person

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