Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
The much heralded focus on booster ‘vaccinations’ recently outlined by the Secretary of State and the financial incentivising of General Practitioners (GPs) to carry these out ‘vaccinations’ could potentially have a serious impact on public health in general due to the reduced monitoring by GPs of ‘health in the community’ including the failure to early diagnose diseases like cancer and heart disease. Accordingly, has the Department of Health and Social Care carried out an impact assessment of the likely effect of this ‘vaccination’ initiative on public health in general? If so, what are the results of this impact assessment and if one has not been carried, out why not?
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Dear Mr Payne,
Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref:FOI-1377545).
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