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GPs disagree with H1N1 vaccination for under fives

23rd December 2009

A survey by Pulse has found that over half of GPs think giving the swine flu vaccine to children under the age of 5 is not a "good use of healthcare resources".

A poll of 146 GPs found that 56% thought vaccinations were a waste of NHS resources. 34% of GPs said their practices were signed up to local programmes to vaccinate children under five, with 44% carrying out negotiations to provide the jabs. Dr Babak Shokouhi, a GP in Worthing, West Sussex, said uptake was flagging as patients remained unconvinced. "Patients are dubious about vaccinating their children and there's a lack of confidence [in the] Department of Health."

 

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