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Midwives and paramedics can deliver flu and covid vaccines after new laws come into force

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 16 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4044

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  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A wider range of healthcare workers—including midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists, and pharmacists—are now allowed to give flu and potentially covid-19 vaccines after the introduction of new laws by the UK government.

The changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, first proposed in August1 and consulted upon last month, came into effect on 16 October.2

The Department of Health and Social Care said that the expanded workforce will have to undergo additional training to ensure patient safety. It added that government planning …

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