Record for hospitals as 7,000 staff get flu vaccination

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A record number of hospital staff have been given flu jabs this winter, health chiefs in Sheffield have said.

More than 7,000 workers at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have received the vaccination against flu, protecting patients from catching the illness.

Medical director Dr David Throssell said: “We are delighted with the response of our staff to this year’s flu vaccination campaign. The flu jab isn’t compulsory, so it’s fantastic that our staff have come forward to be vaccinated.”

Chief nurse Prof Hilary Chapman added: “Our ward-based vaccinators have worked tirelessly to offer vaccination at all times and locations, so I would like to say a big thank you to them. It has been a real team effort.”

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