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NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson  has written to colleagues regarding the seasonal flu immunisation Programme 2011/12, urging active support within the NHS for promoting the programme during the winter.

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See current guidance on influenza immunisation in the annual flu programme collection.

He states that as there will be no Department of Health national advertising campaign for seasonal flu vaccination this winter, it is as crucial as ever for employer organisations to offer and promote the seasonal flu vaccine to their frontline healthcare workers and to eligible patients.

Read the letter from Sir David Nicholson regarding seasonal flu.

Published 22 September 2011