Flu jabs for infants 'could protect all'

Vaccinating infants against flu could protect the whole population, research by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) suggests.

The overall incidence of flu could be reduced by as much as 97 per cent if children aged six months to 16 years were vaccinated, according to long-term mathematical modelling.

An HPA spokesperson said: ‘These results are very preliminary and require more analysis and study before any final conclusion can be made.'

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