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Convincing an Asian community of the importance of flu vaccination

Shamim Ghani, BSc (Hons), RN, DN.Formerly a practice nurse at Bromley-by-Bow Healthy Living Centre, LondonLike many areas of the country, Bromley-by-Bow in east London struggles to meet the health needs of a large ethnic-minority population. Among the Bangladeshi population living in this area, as with many other people of Asian origin, a high proportion have heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illness (DoH, 2000).

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