Christine Domegan and Patricia McHugh have launched a new report ‘ Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination and Strategy’

HSE recommends that all healthcare workers (HCW) in Irish health services receive the seasonal influenza vaccination each year. The recommended national uptake target is 40%. Compared to adults working in nonhealthcare settings, HCWs are at significantly higher risk of influenza1. Achieving a high uptake of influenza vaccination among HCWs is recognised as a vital infection control intervention and occupational health issue to reduce the risk of influenza transmission between patients and HCWs.

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