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Over 65s flu vaccination programme was ineffective, data show

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4146 (Published 05 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4146

Re: Over 65s flu vaccination programme was ineffective, data show

May I mention a few "matters arising"?

1. NHS ENGLAND produced this data. It should now cease funding the programme as it is now shown to be ineffectve and possibly harmful to the recipients.
2. NICE should review its endorsement.
3. The Royal College of General Practitioners should advise its members to switch their time and effort to other patient-centred activities.

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 September 2017
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough