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GPs are told to vaccinate all priority groups against swine flu before Christmas

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5110 (Published 30 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5110
  1. Mark Pownall
  1. 1London

    More than a million doses of swine flu vaccine are estimated to have been given to people in high risk priority groups since the programme began in the United Kingdom at the end of October, according to information on uptake from the Department of Health.

    David Salisbury, the department’s director of immunisation, told a press briefing that a further nine million doses are with GPs, primary care trusts, and acute trusts ready for use for people in the priority groups and to protect healthcare workers. And another four million doses had been delivered to the UK and were in manufacturers’ warehouses awaiting distribution.

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