Source: Nurse Prescribing, Vol. 9, Iss. 10, 14 Oct 2011, pp 474 – 477
Date of publication: October 2011
Publication Type: News Analysis
In a nutshell: Nurses have been told that they could be putting patients’ lives in danger by refusing to take up the seasonal influenza vaccine available freely to NHS healthcare staff. According to figures from the Department of Health (DoH), fewer than a third of all nurses had the vaccine last year, with only 30% of hospital nurses and 43% of practice nurses taking up the jab.
Length of publication: 3-page news analysis