The RCN is encouraging members to beat the flu this winter by getting their flu vaccine.
The College says it’s a professional responsibility for all nursing staff to have the flu vaccine to help protect vulnerable patients and clients.
The RCN also believes the flu vaccine should be freely available to nursing students, not only to protect them and their patients, but to instil best practice in the health care professionals of the future.
Members are encouraged to take part in the RCN’s social media campaign to help beat the flu and to raise awareness of the benefits of the vaccine.
The RCN has produced a number of resources to support nursing staff to deliver a quality flu vaccination programme.