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East Lancs Muslims' shock at flu 'pig vaccine'
by Lawrence Dunhill
Public health bosses have been slammed for failing to offer a 'suitable' vaccine to Muslim children as part of a major new flu immunisation programme.
Thousands of East Lancashire youngsters, aged between 11 and 13, are being offered the new nasal spray , which is made with gelatine derived from pigs, as part of a pilot scheme.
But the decision not to offer an alternative has been branded 'outrageous' by community leaders, who said some Muslims would consider the spray to be 'Haram', or sinful.
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