Public Health Minister Hails Nurses to Get Flu Vaccination

Public Health Minister Hails Nurses to Get Flu VaccinationYesterday, a study has expose that during the last year very less, only 30% hospital nurses as well as midwives have their flu jabs and marked in a group less likely to avail the vaccination. In addition, the study has also pinpointed that roughly 43% of GP practice nurses, 38% of GPs and 37% medics have received the needed vaccination.

Besides nurses, the recent report has also indicated that roughly 25.2% of children aged between 6 months to 2 years were vaccinated during the last winter, in spite of the fact that they belong to high risk group. Further, around
51.7% people aged between 16 and 65 have received flu vaccination.

While commenting on the findings, Government's Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said: "I wouldn't want to be responsible for infecting people. These people keep the NHS running so it is vital they protect themselves, their families and patients".

In addition, Public Health Minister Anne Milton has urged the nurses to protect themselves from flu and avail the jab, particularly those offering their services for seriously affected patients as well as pregnant women. Further, marked midwives as key health worker who need vaccination to avoid influenza transmission.