GPs top swine flu jab uptake list

GPs had the highest swine flu jab uptake rates among healthcare professionals last year, figures show.

Just over half of GPs received the H1N1 vaccine between October 2009 and April 2010, according to HPA data.

But just 14.9% of GPs opted to have the seasonal flu vaccine: the lowest rate among healthcare workers.

Among the general public, 37.6% of people in clinical risk groups received the swine flu vaccine.

The lowest PCT H1N1 uptake was 18.2%, while the highest was 44.7%. Uptake was lowest among the 16-24 age-group.

By comparison, 40.3% of healthcare workers had the swine flu jab. Uptake was lowest among GP support staff at 34.7%.

In total, 26.4% of healthcare workers had the seasonal flu vaccine, an increase on previous seasons.

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