David Batty
The Guardian
August 13, 2009

[efoods]People with health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease will be the first to receive the swine flu vaccine in October, the government said today.

The vaccination programme, which will give priority to those aged between six months and 65 years old whose health problems could be aggravated by the flu, will begin two months later than the government previously stated.

Next in line for the vaccine after at-risk groups will be all pregnant women, subject to licensing arrangements on the most suitable trimester to give the jab, people living in households with patients with suppressed immune systems, such as cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or those with HIV, and people over 65 with health problems aggravated by flu.

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