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Swine flu: are you prepared?

01 September 2009

Mental Health Practice


The UK is well prepared for the flu pandemic but it is expected to put considerable strain on the NHS, including mental health services. This article brings together...

Influenza vaccination

01 December 2000

Nursing Older People


Nurses have an important part to play in dispelling myths about influenza vaccination and in actively encouraging older people to attend for vaccination. Irene...

Influenza and pneumococcal disease in the community

08 October 2003

Nursing Standard


The authors discuss the aetiology, diagnosis and prevention of influenza and pneumococcal disease, identifying who should be vaccinated and those who are at risk....

Chinese older people in Hong Kong: health beliefs about influenza vaccination

01 September 2008

Nursing Older People


A health belief survey of 70 community-dwelling Chinese older people was carried out in five general outpatient clinics in the Kowloon East hospital cluster of Hong...

Vaccination in older people

21 March 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Vaccinating older people remains a priority in the specialty of public health. However, medical practitioners, pharmacists, carers and family members and the media...

Attitudes of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination. Method Four focus groups were conducted with 30 nurses....

Influenza: disease, epidemiology and the importance of vaccination uptake by healthcare workers

26 August 2014

Primary Health Care


Influenza viruses present challenges to healthcare systems and vaccination co-ordinators around the world. Global surveillance of this potentially devastating...

Planning for pandemic influenza

26 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article summarises current knowledge about avian (H5N1) and pandemic influenza and highlights recommendations for healthcare workers caring for infected...

Parents' perceptions of influenza and why they accept or decline the nasal vaccine for their child

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Background Background Nasal influenza vaccine is offered each year to all children from age two to higher age groups. There is little UK research on whether parents...

The challenges of caring for patients with influenza

29 December 2011

Nursing Older People


Influenza is an acute, highly infectious viral infection. Seasonal outbreaks occur annually across the world, presenting a major public health challenge. Older...