Virologists warn more health care workers need to receive flu vaccine

As of 30th November 2015, the vaccination coverage rate amongst frontline healthcare workers stood at 44.1%, down from an average of 48.2% in the same period in 2014 to 2015.

Dr Richard Pebody, Head of Flu Surveillance for Public Health England said:

‘The latest figures reinforces the need for annual flu vaccination among key groups including health and social care workers to help protect both themselves, but also vulnerable patients that they might look after, who are at greater risk of the serious consequences of flu’

The annual campaign to increase NHS staff vaccination rates is called Flu Fighter. For more information on the campaign, click here, and to read more about the declining rates of frontline health workers receiving the flu vaccine, click here.