Hampshire police officers off with swine flu

Published Date:
22 July 2009
By Gareth Bethell

Hampshire police have had 72 reported cases of swine flu among staff.
Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde said he expected to see officers given priority treatment for the illness once a vaccine is developed

'At some stage we will reflect the rest of the country as the pandemic becomes more established,' he said. 'We are not suffering any adverse impact at this moment in time. We have got a very small number of cases.

'It's fair to say common sense dictates that the police will clearly have a priority to the vaccine to maintain critical services, similar to health and fire services.'