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RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff

Published: 04 December 2013

Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England.

The RCN welcomes the rise, with 75,000 more health care workers vaccinated against flu this October and November than over the same period last year.

“It’s fantastic to hear that more frontline staff are taking this important step to help themselves, patients, family and colleagues” says Helen Donovan, Public Health Nursing Advisor.

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It is however important to keep the momentum going. There are still many staff who haven't had the vaccine and the RCN is urging all those who haven’t yet done so to find out how they can get vaccinated.

“We encourage all staff to share this message and discuss getting a flu vaccination with their teams”, added Helen.

Read more in The flu vaccination: who should have it and why