Letters Utility of mass flu vaccination

Mass flu vaccination of healthcare workers: not to be sniffed at

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7449 (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7449
  1. William Daw, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Robert Morton, clinical research fellow1,
  3. David King, clinical lecturer in paediatrics1
  1. 1Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
  1. willjdaw{at}gmail.com

We are worried that McCartney’s article will exacerbate the current reluctance among healthcare professionals to have the influenza vaccine.1 She expresses doubts about the effectiveness of vaccinating healthcare professionals, in direct opposition to current government policy.2 Most of her conclusions seem to be based on the outcome of only a small reduction …

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