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Four at-risk groups will be first to be vaccinated against swine flu, says chief medical officer

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3363 (Published 17 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3363
  1. Paul Dinsdale
  1. 1London

    Children and adults aged between 6 months and 65 years who have conditions that could be exacerbated by flu will be given priority in England’s programme of vaccination against H1N1 influenza when the vaccine becomes available in October.

    Next in line for the vaccine will be pregnant women, then household contacts of people who have a compromised immune system and people aged over 65 who qualify for vaccination against seasonal flu.

    Frontline health and social care staff will be offered the vaccine at the same time …

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