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Vaccinating healthy children against flu is cost effective, says committee

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 01 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3876
  1. Henry Murphy
  1. 1BMJ

All school age children in England and Wales could be vaccinated against influenza as early as 2014 to reduce the chances of the infection spreading, the immunisation advisory committee that reports to ministers has suggested.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which advises ministers in England and Wales, has said that extending the vaccination to low risk children aged 5 and older would confer additional herd immunity to more vulnerable people …

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