2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza (flu) pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people.
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Public Health England and NHS Choices release videos to improve uptake of the winter flu vaccine.
Follow healthcare professionals of all ages as the NHS debunks some common misconceptions about influenza and the winter flu vaccine.
Uptake of flu vaccination among health professionals is stubbornly low despite the role the profession plays in informing patients about the benefits of the jab, writes Professor Susanna Esposito.
“It seems counter-productive to try and control the spread of infection by immunising full-time staff but ignoring the many students who have daily contact with patients.”
For the past four years, Scotland has exceeded the WHO’s target of 75% of those eligible receiving the winter flu vaccine.