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BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1268 (Published 14 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1268
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Surely flu season is over?

It is, but if you were holed up in bed with aching joints, a sandpaper throat, and thumping headache this winter, you might blame the parents of small children. Researchers surveyed 1000 parents of children aged 2-7 years and found that during the 2015-16 flu season just half (52.8%) had their children vaccinated against flu.1 All UK children aged 2-4 and some older children are offered a nasal …

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