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NHS England staff must explain if they refuse to have flu jab

Health workers in England who refuse to take up the offer of a free flu jab will be asked to explain why they do not want to be vaccinated.

The measures have been introduced in an effort to cut sickness rates and protect patients over winter.

Members of staff who decline the jab could be moved away from critical areas if they work with vulnerable patients.

Last season saw the worst flu season in a decade but only 64% of staff received the flu vaccine.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45815919