Age is not only criterion for flu vaccine

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.946 (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:946
  1. Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam, Senior lecturer in public health medicine. (jon.vantam@nottingham.ac.uk)a,
  2. Moe H Kyaw, MPH student.,
  3. James C G Pearson, Senior lecturer in medical statistics.
  1. Division of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—The Department of Health has announced that influenza vaccine is to be recommended for all people aged 75 and over with effect from the 1998-9 winter season1 this represents an extension to the previous policy of targeting people of all ages with high risk conditions.2 We welcome universal targeting of very elderly people, which offers favourable cost benefit and simpler …

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