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2009/10 Influenza Programme

The Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health has written (PDF) to healthcare professionals providing early details of the 2009/10 influenza vaccination programme.

The vaccination programme is unchanged and includes those aged 65 years and older and the following clinical risk groups:

In addition to these groups, vaccination of poultry workers is recommended as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of new influenza viruses emerging.

Action: Clinicians will find this information useful in the early planning stages for the vaccination campaign this year.