Healthcare workers have a “very strong professional responsibility” to get the winter flu jab, officials have warned, after less than half of staff in some parts of the country were vaccinated last season.
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Gail Ross was needled by health campaigners this week – but it was all in the cause of learning first-hand how local pharmacies can help deliver a vital health service to the public more effectively.
Thousands of vulnerable north and north-east pensioners told they will have to wait weeks for flu jabs
Thousands of vulnerable pensioners are being told they will have to wait weeks for their flu jab due to stock issues.
A north-east GP surgery was plunged into chaos after staff struggled to cope with the demand for the winter flu jab.
Health bosses have urged vulnerable people to protect themselves from a deadly flu outbreak sweeping the country as figures revealed that almost 120,000 “at-risk” individuals have not been vaccinated across the north and north-east.
Tens of thousands of at-risk people have left themselves vulnerable to flu by failing to get jabs, the latest figures show.
Nearly half the people in the Highlands suffering from underlying health conditions have yet to receive a flu jab, according to new figures.