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Vaccination programme will protect millions more

Millions more people will be protected against disease by improvements to the UK’s immunisation schedule, including three vaccination programmes to protect against flu, shingles and diarrhoea.

All children aged two - around 650,000 in total - will be offered a nasal flu vaccine from September 2013 as part of a comprehensive vaccination programme. A small number of pilots to vaccinate primary and pre-school aged children will run in some areas to make sure the NHS is ready to roll out the programme to all pre-school and primary school children next year. Pilots for secondary school children will run in some areas in 2014 in order to roll out the programme nationwide in 2015.