Health officials 'very disappointed' that most doctors and nurses declined flu vaccinations last winterSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 22:29
Monday 17 June 2013
The majority of doctors, nurses and front line health workers were not vaccinated against flu last winter, official figures have revealed.
Health officials said they were “very disappointed” with the figures, which mean that, despite drives to improve uptake, only 45.6 per cent of health care workers were vaccinated against seasonal influenza – only slightly more than the previous year.
Of more than one million health care workers involved in direct patient care, 466,600 were vaccinated. Forty five per cent of doctors were vaccinated and only 41 per cent of qualified nurses.