Getting your flu jab
Why should you get your flu jab?
By getting your flu vaccination you are doing your bit to reduce the circulation of seasonal influenza strains, and the potential complications that these could lead to.
For health care staff this protection includes the patients they care for many of whom are in a clinical ‘at risk’ category including:
- Pregnant women, babies and young children
- Patients suffering from chronic respiratory, cardiac or renal conditions
- Patients with compromised or suppressed immune systems such as patients receiving chemotherapy
Immunisation reduces the risk of healthcare staff passing the flu virus to those vulnerable people, not to mention reducing the risk of cross infecting colleagues and family members.
4 easy steps to your flu vaccination:
- Complete the online form (Please note: 1) At the end of the form when you click 'save' a pop up box may appear saying 'You must not come to this page directly' please just click the 'ok' button and your form will be submitted; 2) When completing the online form the system is not currently generating a reference number. Do not worry, this is not essential to getting your vaccine and your form will have been saved. Please attend your chosen session as normal); and 3) Please note that the number for Occupational Health is 0141 201 0626 and not 0141 201 5811 if you require assistance. We apologise for this error in the system message generated by the online form.
- Peer Immunisers or Occupational Health staff at the scheduled vaccination clinics will be able to find your details using your name and date of birth.
- Contact Occupational Health on 0141 201 0626 to arrange to get your flu vaccine within one of our clinics.
- Attend your appointment.
If you have any questions about being vaccinated, why not speak to a colleague who has participated.
By getting your flu jab, you’re removing yourself as a source of infection to patients in your care, your family and your colleagues?