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GPs in England have beaten the government's flu vaccination uptake target for this year, preliminary DoH figures show.
The data show that GPs have overshot the 70 per cent target. By the end of December, 70.8 per cent of over-65s had been vaccinated against flu.
Uptake at the same time last year was 68.4 per cent.
A DoH spokeswoman told GP: 'The signs are very encouraging and it does look as though a lot of PCTs have hit their targets and done a lot better than they did for the last campaign.'
Brighton GP and chairman of the Primary Care Virology Group, Dr Nigel Higson agreed. 'GPs have done well to achieve this target, and I know that it …