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Calls for this season's flu programme to be extended to all over 50Subscription

03 Jul 2020 By

This year's flu vaccination programme should be extended to all over 50s to avoid the normal flu season 'bringing the NHS to a grinding halt', the Royal College of Physicians has said.

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GPs set to be among those first in line for potential Covid-19 vaccineSubscription

18 Jun 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

GPs look set to be among those targeted first if scientists succeed in their efforts to develop a viable Covid-19 vaccine.

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Vaccinations and immunisations to become essential contractual serviceSubscription

07 Feb 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

The new GP contract has stated that vaccinations and immunisations will become an essential service this year.

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GPs should call in all eligible children for flu vaccine by early DecemberSubscription

25 Nov 2019 By

Public Health England and NHS England have advised GPs to call in all eligible children for flu vaccination by early December, following an end to the temporary pause in ordering the nasal flu vaccines. 

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Pregnancy flu vaccination ‘effective’ at protecting babies, PHE study showsSubscription

20 Nov 2019 By Emma Wilkinson

Flu vaccination during pregnancy is effective in preventing infection and hospitalisation in babies, even when the main circulating strain differs from that in the vaccine, Public Health England research has shown. 

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