Council unready for flu epidemic

In response to a freedom of information request Birmingham City Council have admitted that a flu epidemic could have swept through the city before a vaccine could be distributed.

Sonya Cerutti, the council’s information governence officer, indicated that vaccines and antivirals which became available would first be targeted to groups identified as being a priority. No statement was made as to which groups would be prioritised other than health workers, ‘essential workers’ and those considered vulnerable to infections.

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