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Flu vaccines: how COVID-19 has influenced nurses’ attitudes

As flu season looms, find out what nurses say about their intentions to have a flu jab and what they think about mandatory vaccination of the nurse workforce

As flu season looms, find out what nurses say about their intentions to have a flu jab and what they think about mandatory vaccination of the nurse workforce

  • Staff prepare for the biggest vaccine programme in NHS history
  • Experience of coronavirus vaccine campaign hardened the resolve of some nurses to resist mandatory vaccination
  • Vaccine hesitancy should be seen as a natural need for information prior to consent, says vaccination expert

Simmering discontent about how nurses were urged to have the COVID-19 vaccine may continue to influence how some feel about workforce immunisation more widely.

More than a quarter (27%) of nurses in a Nursing Standard survey said they will

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