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Letters Flu vaccine for health staff

Health staff are more likely to question effectiveness of the flu vaccine

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 25 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k284
  1. Jason A Wilson, consultant anaesthetist and medical statistician
  1. Department of Anaesthesia, Imperial College NHS Trust, London W6 8RF, UK
  1. jason.wilson2{at}

Low uptake of the flu vaccine by healthcare staff might be a response to the aggressive pro-vaccine rhetoric they experience at work.1 Healthcare staff are sophisticated consumers who can spot aggressive advertising campaigns that overestimate benefit, …

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