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Flu jab: every nurse’s moral duty, or no one’s business but yours?

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised
member of NHS staff receives flu jab amid debate about compulsory staff vaccination

Strong views on mandatory staff vaccination show opinion in the profession is polarised

  • Nursing Standard survey finds some nurses would rather quit their job than be forced by their employer to have a flu jab
  • Others say being vaccinated is the duty of any responsible practitioner
  • Find out what nurses on each side of the debate are saying plus some basic facts about flu immunisation

Almost half of nurses who responded to a Nursing Standard survey (46%) revealed they back mandatory flu jabs for healthcare staff.

But as the annual flu vaccination campaigns gear up for winter, more than a third of respondents (36%) oppose the idea of being compelled to have the jab.

The flu vaccine is offered

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