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Public Health

Public Health


Much of the general advice produced by the public health departments in the UK countries is applicable;


H1N1 influenza

The RCM’s current advice in line with guidance from government health departments is that midwives are strongly advised to encourage all pregnant women to be vaccinated against seasonal flu. In addition midwives as key health workers should themselves seriously consider being vaccinated to prevent transmission of influenza to the women for whom they care and also to their own families (September 2011).

Please refer to the following guidance notes:


Department of Health - advice re use of vaccines in childern under 5

Department of Health

Health Protection Agency


Joint statements