JCVI calls for pneumococcal jab scheme to be dropped

March 2011
GP: General Practitioner;3/25/2011, p12
The article reports that Department of Health (DoH) is planning to end pneumococcal vaccination programme for old people in the Great Britain. It informs that joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCVI) observed that pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) is not working in old people. It also informs that now DoH is consulting with patient and professional groups on the plans of ending the vaccination program for older people.


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