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GPs 'bullied' into bulk prescribing flu medicine to whole care homes without necessary testing

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It has to be a wider vision than narrowly minding on just within nursing homes. The nasal carriage of the flu virus by asymtomatic relatives(including children) who go to visit their loved ones in nursing/residential homes ,easily provides the prime source of virulence. Takes the point that flu vaccination does not work that well in debilitated elderly because of poor immune response(don't know whether science should develop a more 'potent' vaccine though?) but the overall vaccination programme should be fortified and reinforced.

Posted date

09 Jan 2015

Posted time

3:01pm

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