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Healthy children below age of five to get swine flu jab

UK: Healthy children below age of five to get swine flu jab

London Telegraph
November 19, 2009

Healthy children aged under five are to be given the swine flu jab, the Government has confirmed.

Currently people in priority groups – including young children with asthma or diabetes – are being vaccinated.

But the programme will now be rolled out to children with no underlying health issues, aged over six months and under five.

The UK-wide policy was officially confirmed by the Scottish Government today ahead of a similar announcement in England, expected later.

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Secretary, said: “I am able to announce today that the next group in the population that will be vaccinated, or offered vaccination, is children aged over six months and under five years.”

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