WeNurses online debate goes viral

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15 / 11 / 2013 11.52am

 

On Thursday 14 November 2013, @WeNurses and @NHSFluFighter collaborated with @WeParamedics, @MHnurseChat, @WePharmacists, @LDnursechat and to discuss the flu vaccine. @WeMidwives

 aimed not only to allay fears and bust myths around the flu vaccine but was also an opportunity to share what works and what doesn't amongst healthcare professionals.This discussion

160 accounts joined in from a wide variety of professions, trust types and countries, to generate 1,500 tweets that made 2.7 million impressions!

This huge twitter chat showed us that the key barriers to HCW vaccination are:

  • Misconceptions and common myths
  • Unavailability during work hours
  • Having access to the vaccine in the ward or department

Key strategies identified to combat the above issues are:

.hereYou can read a transcript of the discussion and view the summaries from those involved

.@NHSFluFighteror tweet us at www.nhsemployers.org/flu For further information about best practice strategies in your staff flu vaccination campaign, go to  

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