Radiographers and other frontline staff urged to have flu vaccine

To protect patients and ensure the overall safe running of services

Published: 10 August 2020 Health & safety

The Department of Health and Public Health England have written to employers and said that all frontline workers should be vaccinated against influenza "to meet their responsibility to protect patients and ensure the overall safe running of services."

The letter also contains details of the primary groups in the general population who are eligible, which includes children aged two to 11 years; adults 65 and over; those of any age in a clinical risk group; pregnant women; household contacts of shielded patients; and care home residents.

Individuals aged between 50 and 64 will be prioritised after people in the above groups and depending on the availability of the vaccine.

Healthcare practitioners should refer to the influenza chapter in Immunisation against infectious disease (the Green Book) for further details.

The national flu immunisation programme 2020 to 2021- update.