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NHS chief promotes seasonal flu vaccine for frontline workers

This news article was withdrawn on 20 October 2014

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

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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.

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.