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Flu jab uptake improved by multi-pronged campaign

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The most successful campaigns to encourage healthcare workers to have the seasonal flu jab use a combination of interventions, a review by Canadian researchers of 12 studies has found.

A combination of education and promotion was deemed to work significantly better than either on its own.

Two of the most successful techniques involved staff having to decline the jab by completing a mandatory electronic form or requiring unvaccinated staff to wear a face mask.

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