Letters

Uptake of influenza vaccine

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.126a (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:126

Epidemic of 1989-90 improved uptake

  1. Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam,
  2. Simon Warren,
  3. James Pearson
  1. Lecturer Medical student Senior lecturer Department of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH.

    EDITOR,—Martin Wiselka highlights the low uptake of influenza vaccine among people known to be at increased risk of influenza and its complications.1 In particular, he draws attention to the extremely low uptake in high risk groups between 1983 and 1989, which generally ranged from 5% to 20%. The influenza epidemic that followed in the winter of 1989-90 was the largest since 1976, …

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