Reply from medical regulator Ahpra to Alan about taking the dangerous flu vaccine before entering an aged care home.
We’re responding on behalf of Martin Fletcher. Thank you for contacting Ahpra and letting us know of your concern.
Our role is to regulate health practitioners and we are unable to provide medical advice to individuals. We suggest that you consult with a registered health practitioner who will be best placed to answer your questions and advise you in making an informed decision on vaccine safety for your circumstances.
For information and peer reviewed studies on vaccines, you can visit a number of sites including:
· Commonwealth Department of Health – https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-services/flu-influenza-immunisation-service
· The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance – http://ncirs.org.au/ and http://www.ausvaxsafety.org.au/safety-data/influenza-vaccine
· The Therapeutic Goods Administration – https://www.tga.gov.au/safety-information
For a man like Mr. Fletcher to conveniently hide behind AHPRA’s “…role is to regulate health practitioners” when it comes to defending his statements is appalling and unacceptable. -Alan