Responding to an announcement by NHS Improvement and NHS England that all frontline staff are expected to get the flu vaccine, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said:

“The flu vaccine is the best protection staff have against flu. It is important that frontline staff are offered the flu vaccine to protect not just themselves but also patients and everyone else around them.

“The flu fighter team at NHS Employers will continue to support employers across the NHS with their local vaccination campaigns and help with ways to promote the vaccine throughout the winter season. Further details on our service can be found on the NHS Employers website.”