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BMA calls for investigation into debacle over covid and flu vaccinations

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 21 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2184
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The BMA’s GP committee has called for NHS England to investigate the mismanagement of this year’s winter covid-19 and flu vaccination programmes, which it says has caused widespread confusion among GPs and risked patient safety.

In early August NHS England announced that the vaccination programmes, which usually start in September, would be delayed until October to ensure that vulnerable people were protected “through the period of greatest risk in December 2023 and early January 2024.”1

NHS England had already caused upset among GPs by …

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