Re: Mandatory childhood vaccination could cause “irreparable damage,” says expert panel
The flu vaccine is essentially compulsory for most health care staff in the UK following a carrot and stick policy by the Department of Health. The vaccine protection is far inferior to that afforded by the MMR vaccine.
On one hand doctors are prepared to accept a vaccine with questionable benefits about its efficacy as show during the flu outbreak last year but are unwilling to put their name forwards to a vaccine which will undoubtedly save lives.
I would have hoped that the RCPCH had sought the views of its members before unilaterally dismissing compulsory vaccination.
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