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    Default Wrong Flu Vaccine This Year Means Nobody Is Protected, UK Health Agency Admits

    Bryan Hubbard
    January 8 2018

    Public Health England has sent out a letter to GPs, warning them to expect to see many cases of flu among those who have been vaccinated. "It is possible that flu will be seen amongst individuals, both staff and patients, who have accepted this vaccination," the letter reads.
    Most new cases of flu being seen in the UK are of a particular strain of influenza B—the very one the vaccine doesn't protect against. The UK health regulators this year opted for a trivalent vaccination, a cheaper option, which is designed to protect against one type of influenza B and two types of influenza A.

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