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Flu jab restriction 'not down to cutting costs'


I agree, the parents of the child who recently died must be having a hell of a time. And the practice nurses will be having a time of it as well being the first port of call for what is coined as the 'worried well'. However I can imagine how anxiety would be an issue for people who are not in the industry, who have been frightened by all the headlines and have realised that they or their loved ones may be in the at risk groups. I would be the 'worried well' in that case! As awful as it is when someone dies, especially a child so early in life, we have to question what effect the vaccination would have had as well? Even when you've done all that you reasonabley can, s**t still happens and to pretend its a simple and direct certainty that if you do A then B will not happen, is underestimating the human condition and being a bit optimistic with the laws of predictability. We have to be careful I think about what expectations we fuel in trying to be helpful and sometimes, with the best of intentions, our avoidance of reality. We have to be able to admit that we don't know.

Posted date

19 January, 2011

Posted time

12:09 pm


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