UK: Children to get just half dose of swine flu vaccine

DailyMailUK Children receiving the swine flu vaccination will now be given only half the original dosage in a single shot after fears it could cause a high fever.

The Government had previously recommended two separate 0.25ml doses of the Pandemrix vaccine, given three weeks apart.

But after warnings from the European medicines watchdog that the second dose could cause fevers of up to 38C (100F), the Government now recommends one 0.25ml dose for children under ten.

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