Are nurses who refuse to have a flu jab sending the wrong message?

Source: Nurse Prescribing, Vol. 9, Iss. 10, 14 Oct 2011, pp 474 – 477

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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

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