Hospitals begin swine flu jabs.
Healthcare workers and seriously ill patients were among the first to get the jab, on the day of its launch yesterday.The processwill continue this week.
Meanwhile lo s cal primary care trusts NHS Coventry and NHS Warwickshire are still waiting for stocks of the vaccine to arrive in order to begin immunising their staff.
Next week "priority" patients are due to start being called to GPs' surgeries to be immunised against the highly contagious H1N1 virus, which has been linked to nine deaths in the West Midands since the outbreak began in May.
Patients with underlying health problems, those most at risk from infection and pregnant women will be among the first immunised.
Then they will begin vaccinating pensioners.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Oct 22, 2009|
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