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Children in England to get flu vaccine at age 2 years from September

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 29 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2792
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

All children aged 2 years in England—around 650 000 in total—will be offered a nasal flu vaccine from September 2013 as part of new vaccines schedules announced by the Department of Health and Public Health England.

A small number of pilots to vaccinate primary and pre-school aged children will also run this year, and pilots for secondary school children will run in 2014, to make sure that the NHS is ready to roll out the programme to vaccinate …

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