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England plans biggest winter flu vaccine rollout


Encierro
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From the BBC
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57867955

From the article.
1 Free flu vaccines will be offered this winter to children aged two to 16 in England, as well as people aged 50 and over or in "at-risk" groups, amid the double threat of Covid and influenza.
2 Under-16s will be offered the vaccine in nasal spray rather than as a jab.

3When the programme begins in September, the flu vaccine will be available for free on the NHS to:

* all children aged two and three on 31 August 2021
*all children in primary school and all secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16
*those aged six months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups

4 Alongside the flu drive, the government is preparing for a booster programme of Covid vaccines for those most vulnerable, such as older people and those with underlying health conditions.

4 Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: "Last winter, flu activity was extremely low, but this is no reason for complacency as it means less people have built up a defence against the virus.

5 we must learn to live with Covid-19 alongside other viruses and we're offering the free flu jab to millions more people to help keep them safe this winter."

What is going on? Vaccinating very young children against a flu. Issuing dire warnings about the common flu. Mixing Covid with the common flu was only for the conspiracy theorist, however there is Dr Doyle doing just that.


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Burlington
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Well I wonder what could be in this wonderful "Free flu vaccine"?

Are they going to tell us like they have with the Covid Experimental genetic therapy?

Or is it a case of; we can't get the buggers to take the Covid snake oil, lets mop up the rest with a flu jab.

No thanks. I prefer to rely on my natural immunity, a healthy diet and a supplement of Vitamin D3 during the winter months


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Encierro
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Why only Vit D3 in winter? Taking it all year round would perhaps a be the favourable way of keeping your natural immune system tip top.

 


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JohnK
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Remember that last year the NHS did widen the age range for free ‘flu jabs to 51 and older. I received the paperwork for this, quite late, and given the timing etc it didn’t make sense to me, so I ignored it. I’m guessing, but wouldn’t be surprised that they had to chuck out a lot of surplus stock - not a long shelf life for that. Autumn is a reasonable time, late winter is too late - anyway, there wasn’t much ‘flu (or at least it wasn’t diagnosed).


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Encierro
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Posted by: @johnk

or at least it wasn’t diagnosed).

I have wondered about this too. The common old flu and the associated deaths from it just disappeared.


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