New Vaccines for Children and OAPs Introduced in Wales

Source: BBC News


Wales has made several changes to its immunization program. Starting in June, the second dose of the Meningitis C vaccine will be given in adolescence instead of at four months. And in July, the rotavirus vaccine will be introduced to protect babies and young children. Wales also plans to give two and three year olds the flu vaccine via nasal spray for the 2013-2014 seasonal flu campaign, and it will target a routine shingles vaccine program to people over the age of 70. “The recent measles epidemic is a clear illustration of why an effective immunization program is needed,” said Health Minister Mark Drakeford.

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