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Flu vaccine for children ruled out

14th April 2009

The Department of Health's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has decided not to offer flu jabs to children and pregnant women.

The JCVI influenza sub-group’s head, Professor Andy Hall, professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said there "was not enough robust evidence to demonstrate current flu vaccines were effective in young children".

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Title: Flu vaccine for children ruled out
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10964
Date Added: 14th Apr 2009

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