Tagged: Flu

Hunt announces plans to prepare NHS for winter

Plans to help keep people safe from the cold this winter have been set out by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today. The plans will help the NHS prepare for winter and meet the increase in winter related health problems always … Read more → – Hunt announces plans to prepare NHS for winter

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Flu vaccination programme extended to all children

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today accept recommendations from UK immunisation experts to extend the flu vaccination programme to all children. The UK Government is already recognised to have one of the world’s most comprehensive vaccination programmes and under the … Read more → – Flu vaccination programme extended to all children

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Winterwatch keeps public up to date

29 per cent of healthcare workers vaccinated so far this year A nationwide information service to keep everyone safe and well this winter was launched today by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The online hub will provide … Read more → – Winterwatch keeps public up to date

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Further advice needed on vaccinating healthy children against flu

Further evidence is needed before the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) can make a recommendation to the Government on extending the seasonal flu vaccination programme – that is the conclusion from the latest meeting held last month. It … Read more → – Further advice needed on vaccinating healthy children against flu

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UK is amongst the best prepared in the world for a pandemic

The UK wide Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011, which aims to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the best-prepared countries in the world, was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The updated plan has been developed following … Read more → – UK is amongst the best prepared in the world for a pandemic

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Don’t forget your flu jab

And it doesn’t give you flu – contrary to what the majority of people think People who have a liver disease, heart or chest problems, neurological conditions, those aged 65 or over and all pregnant women are among the groups … Read more → – Don’t forget your flu jab

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Get ready for winter

Government, Age UK and Met Office launch plans to keep people warm and healthy in the cold weather A new plan to keep people warm and healthy throughout the cold winter months was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. … Read more → – Get ready for winter

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Don’t play Russian roulette with flu

Millions of people in at risk groups urged to get vaccinated from today People are playing Russian roulette with their lives every year by not protecting themselves against seasonal flu, the Chief Medical Officer has warned. In contrast, people routinely … Read more → – Don’t play Russian roulette with flu

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Professor John Oxford on flu

Professor John Oxford of Barts has said that there have been more cases of flu in Australia, which usually indicates that there could be a rise in cases in Europe. In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said: “There is … Read more → – Professor John Oxford on flu

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Time to get your flu vaccine

Don’t wait until flu is circulating – protect yourself now From Monday 3 October, GPs will be seeing millions of people in at risk groups to have their flu vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dame Professor Sally Davies today announced. Flu … Read more → – Time to get your flu vaccine

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