‘Roll up your sleeves’ calls on doctors to take a few moments of their time to protect themselves – and their patients – from seasonal influenza.
‘When you get immunised, you aren’t only protecting yourself, you’re also protecting those you care for,’ according to the WMA which says that doctors can set an example for colleagues and patients by ensuring they are vaccinated.
The WMA has been an active campaigner for improving flu vaccination rates among health professionals. They argue that doctors, as priority group for flu vaccination, have a duty to follow disease control guidelines.
‘Let’s make a small thing a big deal. Protect yourself and those you care for. Others will follow your lead.’
Read one nurse’s story of how she became an outspoken vaccine advocate: ‘Nurses who vaccinate‘