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Swine flu drugs service closed

11th February 2010

A sharp decline in the number of H1N1 swine flu virus cases has seen the National Pandemic Flu Service, set up to dispense drugs to patients in England without the need to see doctors, close down.

However, if the situation changes the hotline and website could be restored in seven days and parents with young children are still being advised to have them immunised against the disease. At the height of the outbreak, 40,000 people a week received antivirals through the service but that is now below 5,000.

 

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