Leeds hospital staff lead way with flu jab uptake

Gillian Thomas, staff nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, backs the Flu Fighters campaign urging staff to get the flu jab

Gillian Thomas, staff nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, backs the Flu Fighters campaign urging staff to get the flu jab

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Staff at hospitals in Leeds are leading the way in the fight against flu.

More than 75 per cent of frontline employees at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have been vaccinated against flu, putting it amongst the most successful trusts in the country.

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers – which runs the national NHS flu fighter campaign and is holding a ‘Jabathon’ this week – said: “Thanks to their really impressive local campaigning, NHS staff in Leeds are among the most flu-protected in the country and are an inspiration for others. Having it done shows that staff are serious about keeping flu away from themselves, colleagues and vulnerable patients.”

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