Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

UK: The flu jab doesn’t work for over-75s, health chiefs admit: NHS bosses order GPs to switch to vaccine used in Europe for 20 years

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • UK: The flu jab doesn’t work for over-75s, health chiefs admit: NHS bosses order GPs to switch to vaccine used in Europe for 20 years

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-work-75s.html

    The flu jab doesn’t work for over-75s, health chiefs admit: NHS bosses order GPs to switch to vaccine used in Europe for 20 years

    GP's have been to to use the European vaccine instead- but it won't be here until next winter
    70 per cent of pensioners, who are eligible for the jab on the NHS, have already had the current vaccine so far this winter
    The new jab, called Fluad, is particularly effective against a strain which is especially dangerous to the elderly called H3N2, also known as Aussie flu

    By Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    Published: 00:32 GMT, 1 January 2018 | Updated: 00:56 GMT, 1 January 2018


    Health chiefs have admitted the current flu jab is ineffective for over-75s and ordered doctors to switch to a new version next winter.

    NHS England has written to all GPs warning that the vaccine has ‘showed no significant effectiveness in this group over recent seasons’...
Working...
X