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Howard Catton: Nurses must lead from the front by getting the flu jab

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to flu. By having the flu vaccination, nurses can set an example to patients and help them make the right health choices, says International Council of Nurses nursing director Howard Catton

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to flu. By having the flu vaccination, nurses can set an example to patients and help them make the right health choices, says International Council of Nurses nursing director Howard Catton

Health systems around the world are feeling the strain of increasing demand from an ageing population and chronic and infectious diseases.

Some, like the NHS, are starting to buckle. So why are highly effective and affordable preventive measures still not being more widely implemented?

Flu vaccinations are a case in point. The World Health Organization estimates that three to five million cases of severe illness and up to 650,000 deaths are attributable to flu every

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