Highest ever flu vaccination uptake - figures for 2016/17 season announced

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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.

 Staff type
1 September 2016 -
 28 February 2017
1 September 2015 -
28 February 2016
All doctors (excluding GPS's) 49.7  64.6  14.9
Nurses (excluding GP practice nurses) 44.9 58.1  13.2
Allied Health Professionals  52.6 64.2 11.3 
Support to clinical staff 55.2 68.9  13.7
You can view the full report from Public Health England on the gov,uk website.

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