The flu vaccination campaign kicks off in October and all NHS Tayside staff and volunteers are urged to take up the offer of a free vaccine to protect themselves, their family, their patients and their colleagues.
Staff flu vaccination clinics will run throughout October and November. Details of clinics in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross, as well as community pharmacies offering the jab, will be shared through Vital Signs, LowDown and on Staffnet.
Your manager will also be made aware of opportunities for staff on the wards to get vaccinated.
For more information on flu and the flu vaccine please visit www.flufacts.scot
Flu can be a serious illness, even in fit, healthy people. It makes people feel extremely unwell for many days and full recovery normally takes a week. Even fit and healthy people can develop more serious consequences and can require hospitalisation.
For those in the at-risk groups, the complications of seasonal flu can be deadly. The best way to protect yourself and vulnerable people is to get the jab – and the earlier the better.
Even if you don’t have direct contact with patients, by getting yourself vaccinated you can help to stop the spread of the virus throughout hospitals and the wider community.