February flu vaccine uptake figures are highest yet

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Public Health England have released the flu vaccination uptake figures for February which show that 704,242 frontline healthcare workers in the NHS have had their flu vaccination this season, a total of 68.7 per cent.

 

This is an impressive 85,000 more staff getting vaccinated than last year or 5.3 per cent higher than last year’s total figure for the season.

This is the highest uptake figure to date and is testament to the hard work and dedication of flu fighter teams across the NHS.  

 

Below are the figures from the top performing trust in each trust type and the most improved trusts. To see how your individual trust did, please visit the Public Health England website.

 

Top five most improved trusts:

                                        Trust 

Vaccine uptake

(%)

17/18

Vaccine uptake

(%)

16/17

Improvement

(%)

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust          65.6          18.4          47.1
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
        79.2          37.8          41.4
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
        71.9           37          34.9
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
        72.1          38.7          33.3
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust         57.6          24.6
          33

Top three acute trusts:

                         Trust 

Vaccine uptake

(%)

17/18

Vaccine uptake

(%)

16/17

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust            92.3           85.6
 Wye Valley NHS Trust           91.6            76.7
 St George's Healthcare NHS Trust          90.4           72.7

Top three mental health trusts:

                               Trust 

Vaccine uptake

(%)

17/18

Vaccine uptake

(%)

16/17

Bradford District Care Trust (Trust based)            83          80.7
Mersey Care NHS Trust          82.2          77.8
2Gether NHS Foundation Trust          79.2          77.2

Top three ambulance trusts:

                               Trust 

Vaccine uptake

(%)

17/18

Vaccine uptake

(%)

16/17

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust          77.7          76.2
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust          73.4          61.1
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust          69.3          66.6

Top three community trusts:

                          Trust

Vaccine uptake

(%)

17/18

Vaccine uptake

(%)

16/17

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust          80.2           72.4
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust           76.8          76.9
Norfolk Community Healthcare NHS Trust          76.3            52

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