Flu jab shortage sees thousands of over-65s 'turned away' by GPs and chemists all over England

Patients have been repeatedly turned away by GPs and chemists. And though fresh supplies should be available next week, there are fears many elderly people will not bother returning. Shortages have been recorded in many areas including Bristol, Kent, Devon, West Sussex, Essex, Derbyshire, Middlesbrough and Liverpool. Sources told the Daily Mail the latest vaccine, called Fluad, is more effective […]

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New jab WON’T protect elderly from Japanese flu

New jab WON’T protect elderly from Japanese flu NHS admits flu jab won’t stop deadly Japanese flu from killing elderly this winter as vaccination will only protect against three strains Health bosses yesterday announced a stronger immune-boosting vaccine  But they admitted the new jab covers only three strains of the deadly virus It covers Aussie flu, swine flu and Brisbane […]

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Couple win £5,500 payout after wife accidentally given contraceptive

Young couple trying for a baby win £5,500 payout after GP accidentally gives wife contraceptive jab Megan Palmer visited her GP to get a shot of vitamin B-12 to improve fertility Instead she was given contraceptive Depo-Provera that lasts for three months  Mrs Palmer and her husband have now been awarded £500,000 compensation She said: ‘We were devastated. We had […]

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NSW hard man de Belin delays call on pain-killing jab

NSW hard man Jack de Belin will wait until as close to kick-off as possible before deciding whether to take a pain-killing injection for his delicate hip pointer complaint, adamant he won't risk aggravating the trouble spot in "the biggest match of his life". Just over a week after the Dragons enforcer stressed he would prefer to make his Blues […]

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