Children going back to school ‘could trigger major flu epidemic’

Source: The Telegraph

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication Type: News-Item

In a nutshell: The decision not to vaccinate the under-fives against flu this winter risks starting the first epidemic for a decade when schools return next week. Doctors believe that infection levels are likely to rise dramatically over the next few weeks. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, was yesterday accused of “serious misjudgment” for witholding the seasonal flu vaccine from children aged six months to their fifth birthday.

Length of publication: 1 page news-item

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