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Flu vaccinations for school age children in England are cost effective, say experts

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4749 (Published 25 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4749
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

School age children in the United Kingdom could be offered vaccination against influenza from as early as next year after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that the programme be extended to children aged 5 to less than 17 years.

In a statement published on 24 July, the committee said that an extension was “highly likely to be cost effective and well within accepted cost effectiveness thresholds.”1

It also recommended that an extended vaccination programme should include low risk children aged 2 to less than …

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