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Influenza: Vaccination

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the seasonal influenza immunisation programme. (166387)

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which provides independent expert advice on vaccination issues to the Department and Ministers, keeps all vaccination programmes including the seasonal flu vaccination programme under review.

This includes the review of the uptake achieved in the target groups of those aged 65 years and over, and in the risk groups under 65 years.