12 October 2020
The impact of flu on the NHS is significant, causing an increase in the number of patients requiring treatment, while putting affected staff out of action.
The vaccination programme is being extended this year, with an ambition and the stocks ready to increase uptake across all eligible groups. According to Public Health England, just 74.3% of healthcare workers involved in direct patient care received the flu vaccine last winter1 . The 2020-2021 offer to NHS staff is 100%