Controversial flu vaccination programme starts today

A controversial flu vaccination programme for children in Leicestershire gets underway today.

It was criticised by parents after it emerged the vaccine contains a protein taken from pigs.

Controversial flu vaccination was criticised by parents Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Many in the Muslim community are angry that health officials did not tell them the drug contained pork gelatine.

At Taylor Road Primary School, a very small percentage of children will have the nasal spray today, 650 out of 700 children are Muslim.

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