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Nursing and Midwifery Flu Vaccine Appeal

Shauna Healy

Our Chief Executive, Dr Anne Kilgallen makes an appeal to Trust nurses and midwives to get their Flu Vaccine as soon as possible.

As winter season approaches, it is hugely important that nurses and midwives get the vaccine to stay well. Being on the ‘frontline’ this group of staff is caring for very vulnerable and sick people. The Flu Vaccine will help protect them, their patients and their colleagues.

At present the Trust is treating a rising number of patients with COVID-19. This is having a significant impact on the way we manage and deliver care

Getting the Flu Jab will greatly minimise the risk of catching the Flu virus. Getting the Jab is particularly important this year as COVID-19 and Flu co-infection could make someone extremely unwell and put additional pressure on an already stretched health care system.

We understand and acknowledge that our nurses and midwives are very busy at present. There are multiple ways in which you can get vaccinated, These are:

Option 1: Get your Flu Jab from your Ward or Service Peer Vaccinator.

Option 2: Get your Flu Jab from an Occupational Health Clinic, click here for details or visit Staff West.

 

See attached information detailing the uptake of the Flu Vaccination with Nursing and Midwifery teams.

Option 3: Get Your Flu Jab from your local participating Community Pharmacy, click here for details or visit Staff West.

If you had your flu vaccine at a GP clinic, please let your local Occupational Heath team know.