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
- 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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