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Under fives swine flu vaccines to begin

9th December 2009

Andy Burnham, the government's Health Secretary, has confirmed that children between the ages of six months and five years will start to receive the swine flu vaccine before the end of the year.

This age group has been targeted because there is more chance of a child being admitted to hospital if they become ill with the virus. Mr Burnham said: "It is disappointing that we have not been able to come to a national agreement with GPs to vaccinate children from six months to five years old. But we are now getting on with the job and asking local health trusts to put local plans in place so that vaccination of these children can begin seamlessly."


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