Annual flu jab warning

Posted: October 17, 2010 in NHS WATCH

IlieRemember all that swine flu vaccine left over because the Labour government panicked over a pandemic that never was.

I expect you read that Department of Health is trying to use it up by slipping it into the annual flu jab to hide the embarrassment of the H1N1 vaccine mountain that cost £1.2bn but which 30 million doses of vaccine are believed to be left over.

It’s also being offered to pregnant women for the first time as well as those aged over 65 and younger people with long term conditions who are offered the jab each year.

But, did you know health chiefs have for the first time acknowledged that the swine flu jab may be linked to an increased risk of developing a deadly nerve condition. Experts are examining a possible association between the controversial jab and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, according to a report from official watchdog the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
So take the ‘Mickey Finn’ annual flu jab at your own risk.

Changing the subject

Nick Herbert, the Coalition’s Conservative police minister insists forces will be able to catch more criminals with smaller budgets and fewer officers. He also announces new rules will be introduced to cut costs, by controlling the way forces spend money on vehicles, computers and other equipment, pity he didn’t cut the paperwork ‘bumf’ that clogs up police work

For example, detectives carrying out surveillance on criminals must complete a 16 page form before they can look through a window, an official report will reveal this week.


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