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Category: England

Health leaders across the UK have united to urge people aged 65 and over to take advantage of the NHS’s biggest ever flu vaccination programme.

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The number of winter deaths last year hit a record high in more than 40 years. With an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 – the highest recorded since winter 1975/76, experts blame the failure of last year’s flu jab to adequately protect members of the public from the influenza virus.

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The announcement comes just one week after it was reported that England had achieved the target rate of getting 95% of children to have had the first dose of the MMR vaccine by their 5th birthday.

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Woman who lost both her legs and all of the fingers on her left hand after contracting MenW shares video of her experiences.

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A new review by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence has found offering medical professionals the choice between receiving the flu vaccine or wearing a face mask at all times the most effective means of increasing uptake amongst healthcare workers.

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Public Health England has reported that Pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women averaged 70% across May to September 2016, 14% higher than the same period in 2015.

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