Rolling out a free flu vaccine for children this year would prove “extremely challenging” and risk a low take-up, the Department of Health was warned by senior HSE management earlier this year.
New figures obtained by the Business Post show that just over one-fifth (or 122,000) of the 600,000 vaccines purchased for the programme have so far been administered since it was launched on October 12. The vaccine has a shelf-life of just 18 weeks,.
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