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jab

1. a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
2. Informal an injection
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My eldest two children had the jab in 1993 and 1997 (before the controversy began).
Committee chairman Cllr Chris Fitzsimmons (LAB, Birchwood) wants the jabs to be funded from the council's public health budget.
Boots have a private Winter Flu Jab Service at pharmacies for PS12.99 (www.boots.com).
IF you're aged 65 or over, having a free NHS flu jab every year is vital for protecting yourself from the risk of serious illness.
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Yes, people can have mild flu-like symptoms for a day or two after the jab.
In Newcastle, 90% of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR jab and 81% received their second.
GET a flu jab or it could kill you, is the stark message delivered by the director of public health at the launch of the winter vaccination campaign.
"We are overdue for a pandemic and while so far none has been predicted for this winter, it's still better to be safe than sorry." Those in vulnerable groups are entitled to free flu jabs from their GP.
Practice nurse Sister Ann Icke said because of the large number of people eligible for flu jabs, the practice arranged to give the flu jabs at a more convenient location.
Should I leave a gap between having the seasonal flu and swine flu jabs? A.