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NHS staff who refuse flu vaccine this winter will have to give reasons

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4766 (Published 13 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4766
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS staff members who refuse to have the flu vaccine this winter will have to give reasons to their employer, as leaders toughen their approach to improve take-up rates.

Amid concerns of a surge in numbers of flu cases this winter, national NHS leaders are to write to all staff working in the service urging them to be vaccinated against flu as soon as possible. The letter will make it clear that staff who refuse the vaccine will have to give reasons to their employing NHS trust, which will then be recorded. Trusts are also being …

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