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Swine flu has been “considerably less lethal than feared,” says Donaldson

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5568
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Two thirds of primary care trusts in England have now reached agreements for GPs to vaccinate children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years against swine flu and the rest are close to finalising deals.

    Speaking at the weekly press briefing on swine flu, Ian Dalton, national director for the NHS flu resilience, said that immunisation of the under 5s had started opportunistically where deals were in place.

    The estimated number of swine flu cases throughout the country has reduced substantially as the second peak of the pandemic seems …

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