Posted by:30 July, 2012
Should all children be vaccinated against flu?
Last week the government announced that the national flu vaccination programme will be extended to all children in the UK.
Once the programme is up and running the vaccine will be offered to all children aged from two to around 17 years on the NHS.
The move follows recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which advises the Department of Health.
They recently concluded that while there were significant challenges involved in extending the programme, evidence suggested these were outweighed by the benefits that a comprehensive immunisation programme could bring.
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