The Nursing Times reports that the government has set a 90% flu vaccine target for health staff this winter. A campaign has been launched by the deputy chief medical officer for England, that says nurses have a “professional responsibility” to ensure they get their influenza vaccination. Jonathan Van Tam announced that the target flu vaccine uptake for health professionals for the coming winter season is “above 90%”. The campaign is run by Public Health England and NHS England and calls on health workers as well members of the public in vulnerable groups to take up the vaccine.
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