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Dec 2019

Number of patients hospitalised with flu in England rises by more than 40% in one week

Public Health England has reported that flu hospital admissions in England have risen by more than 40 per cent in one week. In their latest report on the number of cases, PHE stated that there were 472 confirmed hospitalised influenza cases in the week up to 8th December, which is up from 330 cases the…

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Mar 2019

Flu vaccine found to be more effective in children than adults

Recent figures released by Public Health England indicate that the nasal spray flu vaccine is 87 per cent effective in children up to the age of 17 against the most common flu strain, and only 39 per cent effective in adults up to the age of 64. These are not the final figures however, and…

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Dec 2018

Fall in take-up of flu jab urges push for patients to get vaccine before Christmas

Following a reduction in take-up of the flu jab on last year, Public Health England is urging the over 65s and pregnant women to get the vaccine this side of Christmas, before the virus usually starts to circulate. It has been suggested that the vaccine will prove to be more effective than in previous years…

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Sep 2018

‘Hundreds of lives’ could be saved by new enhanced flu jab

According to Public Health England, an enhanced flu jab for the elderly will be made available this winter, potentially saving hundreds of lives. Flu is proportionately far more dangerous amongst the elderly and the effectiveness of flu jabs declines as people age, being effective in only one in 10 in the over 65s last winter.…

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