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Flu jab boost among healthcare workers

9th March 2012

Research published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has revealed that a belief that the seasonal flu jab really works is far more likely to persuade healthcare professionals to get vaccinated than the potential to protect ‘at-risk’ patients from infection.

In recent years there has been difficulty in persuading frontline clinicians to have the seasonal flu jab to prevent the spread of the virus to patients. As a result, researchers re-analysed data to find out what factors encouraged or discouraged healthcare professionals to opt for seasonal flu vaccination.

 

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