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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.

What’s involved?

4 easy steps to your flu vaccination:

  1. Click here to access the new staff flu registration form.  Click here to read the registration user guide.
  2. If you don’t know or have a NHSGGC Payroll number, click here to register
  3. Peer Vaccinators or Occupational Health staff at the scheduled vaccination clinics will be able to find your details using your name and date of birth.
  4. Contact Occupational Health on 0141 201 0626 to arrange to get your flu vaccine within one of our clinics.  Please note appointments will be available once the programme of mass clinics has been completed.
  5. 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?