Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidence

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39023.947037.1F (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1021

Vested interests will always trump evidence

  1. G H Hall, retired physician
  1. 1Exeter EX1 2HW h.2@which.net

With reference to the article by Jefferson,1 five years ago I asked my general practitioner what the facts were about the pros and cons of flu vaccination, and I was referred to the handouts from the Department of Health. These were long on assertion and short on facts. I embarked on a literature …

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