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Student nurses left unprotected after being refused flu jab


In my first year I was refused the flu jab by my placement as 'I'd missed the annual sweep' of the trust and also by my doctor (well, by her receptionist, I never got to speak to her which is always the case) so I did the responsible thing and put my hand in my pocket at Asda. This year the my placement 'did the sweep' whilst I was there, and also gave me the details of where my colleagues who were off shift could go to get the jab should they so wish. I guess I've had both sides of the coin, but it has been a case of being in the right place at the right time. Having had the flu as an otherwise healthy person I wouldnt wish it on anyone, and think that to put an elderly or otherwise frail person at risk of such a horrid illness for the sake of eight quid if you can't get it for free is questionable.

Posted date

10 November, 2011

Posted time

4:55 pm