Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine—booster campaign

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1158

Rapid Response:

no incentive for parents

A slip of paper from the district immunisation co-ordinator arrived
on the same day as this weeks' BMJ. It stated that an appointment had been
made for my son at the GPs, to receive "Additional HIB vaccine - Be wise -

The district immunisation coordinator and the Department of Health
will have to do better than this if they want their current catch up
campaign to be anything other than a failure. The current climate
regarding vaccinations means that few parents will take their children for
vaccinations unless they fully understand the need for them.

Competing interests:  
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 June 2003
J G Daniels
Homerton Hospital, London E(