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All school children should be given flu vaccine

30th May 2012

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said it believes that all children should be given annual flu vaccinations at school.

At present, the jab is offered to people aged over 65, pregnant women and anyone with an underlying health condition but the panel, which advises the Government, says the vaccine should be given to pupils aged five to 17 on the NHS. They said it would help prevent the spread of flu as many children catch it at school and then pass it on to more vulnerable members of their family.

 

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