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Flu victims 'risk infecting staff'

Workers are at risk of catching flu from colleagues who fear taking time off when they are ill, a new study has found. One in three employees (32%) feel pressured to go into work even if they have the virus.

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Fewer at-risk patients get flu jab

Many people who risk becoming seriously ill if they get the flu have not yet been vaccinated against it.

Figures show the number of patients having the flu jab has declined Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The number of pensioners who have received the vaccination has fallen from the same period last year.

And the number of other "at risk" patients, who are under the age of 65 and suffer from various medical complications, has also decreased.

Figures show that by the end of last week, 48.9% of patients aged 65 or older had the flu jab, but in the same week in 2011, 54.8% of pensioners had received it.

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