Call to increase child PCV jab uptake

January 2008
Practice Nurse;1/11/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article reports on the decision of Great Britain's Department of Health (DoH) to call for more children to be vaccinated with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). Latest figures from the Health Protection Agency show that only 86% of children have received the PCV vaccine so far, leaving one in six children without protection. Director of immunization, professor David Salisbury, is concerned that uptake of the new vaccine remains lower than for vaccines for other illnesses.


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