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Call for vaccine pay decision

The GPC is pressing the Government for an answer on whether GPs will get paid for vaccinating patients aged

65-79 in this year's pneumococcal immunisation drive.

The campaign will run alongside the influenza programme but will be limited to patients over 80 because of vaccine shortages. In year two, GPs will be asked to vaccinate all over-75s and, in the third year, all over-65s.

The GPC said GPs needed to know whether to refuse

patients aged 65-79 who request the vaccine.

Talks on pay rates for vaccinating over-80s are still

ongoing.

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