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Flu jab cuts hospital admissions by two thirds

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7062.901 (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:901

Influenza vaccination can reduce hospital admissions for pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis, and emphysema by around 60%, according to new research.

The data were presented earlier this week at the Department of Health's launch of its Flu Awareness Campaign, where Sir Kenneth Calman, the chief medical officer, reiterated the importance of vaccination for patients at high risk. He said that …

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