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Improved vaccine uptake for children, pregnant women and older people

 

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Improved vaccine uptake for children, pregnant women and older people

Flu vaccination uptake rates for older people, pregnant women, and children are at encouraging levels compared to the same point last year, according to the first monthly GP patient data for the 2015 to 2016 flu season.

Nevertheless flu experts at Public Health England (PHE) stress there is no room for complacency, urging people who are eligible for the free vaccine, particularly those under 65 years with an underlying health condition, to take it up before the virus starts to circulate more widely, to help them stay well this winter. More ....