Letters Utility of mass flu vaccination

Independent studies needed before expanding flu vaccination

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7510 (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7510
  1. Claudina A Michal-Teitelbaum, officer, conseil general du Rhône1
  1. 1Maison du Rhône Lamaze, 15 rue Franklin, 69120 Vaulx en Velin, France
  1. claudina-michal{at}orange.fr

McCartney highlights the lack of evidence on mass flu vaccination in the UK, basing her analysis on Cochrane reviews of recommendations for flu vaccination.1

Since the “swine flu pandemic,” official flu recommendations have targeted larger and larger groups of the population in most developed countries. In the US, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices declared in 2010 that “routine influenza …

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