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Findings for looked after children are not generalisable

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1088
  1. Brid Farrell (, consultant in public health medicine
  1. Southern Health and Social Services Board, Armagh BT61 9DR

    EDITOR—Hill et al's paper on meningococcal C immunisation in looked after children showed that looked after children were more than twice as likely not to receive meningococccal vaccine as were children at home.1 They say that their findings are likely to be generalisable. This is not the case.

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