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Get Your Flu Jab Early for Protection Against Flu

Shauna Healy

On average, Flu kills over 11,000 people every year - some years this number is much higher - and it hospitalises many more. This is anything but a typical year, due to the potential impact of flu and COVID-19 circulating at the same time. Therefore we are encouraging staff to get their vaccine as early as possible for protection against the flu.

By getting the Flu jab staff will protect their own health and the health of their patients and their communities from Flu. Flu is serious and is too big an issue to ignore.

The main campaign will run from 28th September to 9th November but will continue beyond this into the New Year. re will be a range of options available to staff making it easier to get their vaccine. Peer Vaccinators will provide the vaccine within their own departments and Occupational Health Department will also provide clinics for those who do not have access to a Peer Vaccinator. re is an important role for every team within the hospital to champion the Flu Campaign in terms of promoting vaccination, educating others and dispelling myths about Flu and the vaccine. Clinic details

https://twistwest.org/news/staff-flu-campaign

For more information please contact

Ann.Linstrom@westerntrust.hscni.net