Will children who've had swine flu be given the vaccine?

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Judith asked the Naked Scientists:
   
If a child has had swine flu he should have developed antibodies I think, but without testing this, will he be given the vaccine when it is ready, or will he be tested first?

I don't want him to miss out if it wasn't swine flu.  He was given Tamiflu. 

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Will children who've had swine flu be given the vaccine?
« Reply #1 on: 18/08/2009 09:44:01 »
Hi Judith,


Well as it stands the government are not testing anyone for swine 'flu due to the sheer cost and numbers of it, so I am presuming the same will go for people who have had the swine 'flu, if it isn't confirmed then logically I am assuming they would still get the jab. I can't imagine the government would leave a big gap of possibly unvaccinated people in the community as it would undermine the point of vaccination.
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