Flu vaccination: increasing uptake by health and social care workers

This publication was withdrawn on 15 July 2014

Guidance to NHS and local authorities about how to improve flu vaccination rates among staff.


NHS and local authorities are being asked to promote important flu messages to all frontline staff across providers of acute, community and social care services.

The messages include:

  • as part of the duty of care to patients or residents, staff should do everything in their power to protect them against infection
  • the impact of flu on frail and vulnerable patients, in communities, care homes and hospitals, can be fatal
  • getting vaccinated against flu can help protect staff and their family
  • even if a person is asymptomatic, they can still pass flu on to patients