Toddler injured from defective vaccine

THE family of a West Australian child who was left permanently brain damaged after receiving a defective flu vaccine, has secured what is believed to be a record compensation payout.

Saba Button was a toddler when she was left unable to talk or walk after suffering a brain injury and mass organ failure from the Fluvax shot in April 2010.

Her parents Mick and Kirsten sued the state of Western Australia and the vaccine's manufacturers.

Settlement was reached on Friday and while the figure remains sealed, reported damages were believed to be upwards of $10 million.

Fluvax was found by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to be four times more likely to trigger fever and negative side-effects than other vaccines and is no longer used on children aged under five.

Topics:  toddler vaccine

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