All school children should be given flu vaccine30th 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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Title: All school children should be given flu vaccine
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 22025
Date Added: 30th May 2012