Flu jab all-clear

THE Scottish Government has clarified the safety of flu jabs following the reported recall of the vaccine Preflucel in the national press last week.

Thursday, 24th November 2011, 9:34 am

A government spokesperson said: “We are aware of this voluntary recall of Preflucel and have alerted the NHS in Scotland.

“Only around 2000 doses of this vaccine have been made available to the NHS in Scotland, and this recall does not affect the flu vaccination programme, for which over 1.1 million doses of other flu vaccines have been ordered. We are not aware of any side effects having been reported in Scotland and individuals who have been vaccinated with Preflucel should not be concerned.”