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Call for Western Trust Peer Vaccinators - Flu Vaccination

Shauna Healy

Help us to protect you, your family, your patients and your colleagues – Become a Western Trust Peer Vaccinator - We Need YOU

The best way to prevent and manage the flu is to increase the uptake of the vaccination, especially among health and social care workers with direct patient contact. This year more than ever we need to maximise the uptake of the Staff Seasonal Flu Vaccination. To do so we urgently need to increase our number of peer vaccinators within clinical areas across the Trust to assist the Occupational Health Department in the delivery of the Flu Vaccination to staff.

For more information on becoming a Peer Vaccinator – including information on training, support and what it involves, please click here

Click on the video images to listen to Labour Ward Manager (Altnagelvin), Brenda McClafferty, on her experiences of being a Peer Vaccinator last year. Assistant Director of Nursing (Acute), Elizabeth England, explains the need to recruit more peer vaccinators and the benefits of taking on this role.

If you are a Registered Nurse and interested in peer vaccinating within your clinical area, please discuss your interest with your Line Manager who can nominate you as a Peer Vaccinator. All nominations should be forwarded to Ann Gibson (Elizabeth England’s Secretary ) email: Ann.Gibson@westerntrust.hscni.net

If you would like to speak to someone on what being a Peer Vaccinator entails, please contact: Alacoque Mc Caffrey, Occupational Health Nurse on Ext: 214424.

Western Trust Flu Committee