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Health expert: We're going to need all of our health workers this winter

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 7:49am
The male nurse rubbed one woman's breast and looked in the underwear of another. Photo / 123RF
The male nurse rubbed one woman's breast and looked in the underwear of another. Photo / 123RF

Health expert: We're going to need all of our health workers this winter

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Jun 2022, 7:49am

A plea for health workers to get their flu jab.

Health Ministry data shows only around 54 percent of DHB staff have had the flu vaccine Nelson Marlborough DHB is the lowest at 39 percent.

Immunologist Graham Le Gros told Tim Dower we're going to need all our health workers this winter.

He says we haven't had a flu round for a couple of years now, so it's quite likely people are going to need hospitalisation and good health care, so we need robust health workers.

When it comes to the general public, almost 990-thousand people have had the flu vaccine, including 64 percent of people aged 65 plus.

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