Final flu vaccination figures released

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21 / 5 / 2015 9.30am

Public Health England has reported the final set of flu figures for this season, which show that more than 541,000 frontline staff (54.9 per cent) were vaccinated between 1 September 2014 and 28 February 2015. This is an increase in 7,667 staff being vaccinated than the 2013/14 flu season.

Highlights of the report show that:

  • 142 trusts vaccinated over half of their staff
  • 13 per cent of trusts vaccinated 75 per cent or more of their staff
  • 113 trusts exceeded the 2013/14 final average of 54.8 per cent
  • 123 trusts improved their uptake compared to the same period of 2013/14.

This is testament to the strength of impressive local flu campaigns around the country that have increased awareness and uptake despite winter pressures and challenging times within the service. The figures complement the statistics released from Public Health Wales which showed that Wales vaccinated 44.3 per cent of staff over the flu season, an increase from 41.7 percent in 2013/14. See the figures for Wales

The final season report details the uptake in staff groups showing that:

  • 54.1 per cent of doctors were vaccinated
  • 48.8 per cent of nurses were vaccinated
  • 55.3 per cent of all other professionally qualified clinical staff were vaccinated.

The report also details the uptake figures for each trust. See how your trust has done on the PHE website.

As the final figures are released, we are looking ahead to next season, to encourage more staff to get vaccinated and protect their patients against flu. Why not look at our clinical evidence for facts about flu, and our planning guide to prepare for next season?

Public Health England have also released the annual flu plan and letter for the 2015/16 season, which you can view on the PHE website.

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