Correspondence

Health staff urged to get flu jab

Health staff are being urged to get vaccinated against flu to cut the risk of it spreading to patients and colleagues this winter.

Documents

Letter from Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies and BMA Chair of Council Dr Mark Porter

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Frontline healthcare workers are more likely to be exposed to the influenza virus, particularly during winter months when some of the people in their care will be infected. It has been estimated that up to 1 in 4 healthcare workers may become infected with influenza during a mild influenza season, a much higher incidence than expected in the general population.

Published 20 September 2012