HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c144W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if all regional hospital boards and hospital management committees have complied with the request he made in a circular concerning hospital staff, at all grades, and an anti-influenza injection; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

My Chief Medical Officer advised doctors in July, 1970, that vaccine could with advantage be offered to those such as doctors, nurses and ambulance men at special risk of infection. This advice was reiterated last month in the journalHealth Trends which is sent to all doctors working in the National Health Service. The advice was not, however, in the form of a request since it is a matter for local decision whether or not to offer vaccination.