New advice about flu jabs

There has been confusion recently among medical professionals about who should receive the flu vaccination this winter, particularly with regard to pregnant women, who are much more likely to need hospitalisation for flu infections. According to this article in today’s Daily Telegraph, the latest advice from the Department of Health is that all pregnant woman should be offered this year’s seasonal flu vaccine.

You can find the official DoH letter here. There’s another article with an interesting question & answer section on the Daily Telegraph site here.

All of this is covered in our Influenza & Pneumococcal Vacination short course. Dates for next year’s courses will be announced in January, and these always prove to be very popular. For more details, including dates when they are available, can be found on the PCTC website.

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