Greece bans Novartis influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines produced by Swiss pharmaceuticals manufacturer Novartis are not to be sold in Greece until further notice, it was announced on Thursday.

The ban, which follows a similar move in Italy, applied to the drugs Agrippal, Fluad and Influpozzi.

According to reports, the Italian Pharmaceutical Agency ordered the ban following indications of possible side effects and ordered further tests on the drugs.