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Respiratory PCR detects influenza after intranasal live-attenuated influenza vaccination
  1. S Lumley,
  2. C Atkinson,
  3. T Haque
  1. UCL Department of Virology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr S Lumley, UCL Department of Virology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK; sheila.lumley{at}nhs.net

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From 2013 an annual nasal live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV—Fluenz) is available for all children in the UK aged 2 and 3 years and other ‘at-risk’ children, as part of the National Health Service (NHS) childhood vaccination programme.1 ,2 The vaccine contains reassortant influenza viruses; two influenza A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and one influenza B virus,3 and has previously been used in children …

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