The Government's plans to encourage NHS trusts to ensure three quarters of their workers are vaccinated from the flu "is a very welcome initiative", a lung and heart expert has told Daybreak.
Professor Peter Openshaw, director of the Centre for Respiratory Infection, welcomed plans to encourage NHS trusts to make sure their workers are properly immunised by allowing them access to some of the £250 million funding.
NHS trusts that fail to prove at least 75% of their workers have had the jab will be blackballed from emergency funding.
More top news
Cash worth £8.9m has been stolen from cash machines across Japan in what is believed to have been a coordinated criminal operation.
Bubba the terrier-mix puppy was packed off to kick his drug habit after living with addict owners - but is well on the way to recovery.
Human remains from found at the crash site of EgyptAir flight MS804 point to an explosion on board the plane, an Egyptian official has said.