Sixty seconds on: flu vaccination

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 22 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5544
  1. Nigel Hawkes, freelance journalist, London

Flu? What’s new?

Not a lot. The UK programmes are under way with no major hiccups. But there may be some consumer resistance this year.

Why’s that?

Last year’s vaccine was reported back in February to have been only 3% effective. Sharp eyed pensioners and parents won’t have missed that and will wonder whether it’s worth turning up.

Can’t say I blame them. Is it?

Yes. Public …

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