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Prepare for flu season

Matt Griffiths Visiting professor of prescribing and medicines management, Birmingham City University

Why should nurses have the influenza vaccination?

Although most well people of working age will only experience mild symptoms if they contract flu, for some groups it can pose a serious risk to health. Those at particular risk of severe illness include the very young, pregnant women, older people, immunosuppressed patients and those with underlying disease, such as asthma, diabetes and cardiac conditions.

Nursing Standard. 32, 9,28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.28.s25

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