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Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse for a day would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Shadowing a nurse for a day would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

Injection of reality: nurses have been delivering flu vaccinations for decades Picture: SPL

On the topic of flu vaccines, the health and social care secretary Matt Hancock stated in an interview on BBC Breakfast that the government had ‘changed the law’ so that more people could administer the jab.

‘We want pharmacists to be administering them, and nurses and technicians, as well as GPs,’ he told the programme on 27 August.

Nurses incredulous at minister’s lack of understanding of their role

This pronouncement was received with incredulity from the nursing profession. Nurses have been administering immunisations for decades, from the full programme of childhood vaccinations to the

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