Rebecca Smith
London Telegraph
Thursday, Nov 19th, 2009

Healthy children aged under five are to be given the swine flu jab, the Government has confirmed.

Currently people in priority groups – including young children with asthma or diabetes – are being vaccinated.

But the programme will now be rolled out to children with no underlying health issues, aged over six months and under five.

The UK-wide policy was officially confirmed by the Scottish Government today ahead of a similar announcement in England, expected later.

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Secretary, said: “I am able to announce today that the next group in the population that will be vaccinated, or offered vaccination, is children aged over six months and under five years.”

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