Pandemic vaccine priority for most at risk – UK – 13 August 2009

Posted on August 14, 2009. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu | Tags: , , |

Pandemic vaccine priority for most at risk
13 August 2009 17:25
UK  Department of Health   (National)

“More than 11 million people in England will be targeted first

The priority groups who will be first in line for vaccination against swine flu will include pregnant women, frontline health and social care workers, and everyone in at-risk groups aged over six months, Health Secretary Andy Burnham announced today.

This follows advice from independent experts on who should be first in line for vaccination.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation reviewed the evidence and advised the Department of Health on the crucial risk groups to be offered vaccination in order to reduce the rate or possibility of serious illness.

This advice was also scrutinised and endorsed by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).”

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