The final vaccination figures have been released by Public Health England and they show that a record 625,086 of frontline healthcare workers in the NHS chose to protect themselves, their families and their patients from influenza by getting the flu jab. This amounts to a total of 63.2 per cent of staff, which is a significant improvement on the 50.6 per cent who chose to get the flu jab in the 2015/16 season.
In what has been a record breaking year for flu vaccination uptake, here are some of the highlights from this season:
- Nine out of ten trusts (88 per cent) have recorded an improvement on their 2015/16 figures.
- One in three trusts (32 per cent) have achieved the 75 per cent target.
- One in two trusts (51 per cent) have achieved the partial target of 65 per cent.
- There has been an increase in uptake for every single staff group.
|1 September 2016 -
28 February 2017
|1 September 2015 -
28 February 2016
|All doctors (excluding GPS's)
|Nurses (excluding GP practice nurses)
|Allied Health Professionals
|Support to clinical staff
You can view the full report from Public Health England
on the gov,uk website.