Children miss out on flu vaccine, full report

Only a small number of children at a predominantly Muslim primary school in Leicester took up the offer of a flu vaccine after it emerged it contained a pork gelatine.

Muslims and Jews are not allowed to eat certain animal products for religious reasons. But health officials say they did consult faith groups before developing the nasal vaccine for children.

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Gelatine found in flu vaccine

A flu vaccination programme at schools in Leicestershire has attracted criticism after it was discovered the vaccine contains pork gelatine.