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.
Six easy steps to your flu vaccination:
- Click here to access the new staff flu registration form. Click here to read the registration user guide. Please note: For those staff working from home please complete the registration form at step 3. Data from the Staff Flu system will be transferred to the Occupational Health Cohort IT system. These records are entirely secure and only accessible to Occupational Health staff and to the individual member of staff.
- Staff should use their NHSGGC Payroll number to register quickly for flu vaccination this year. Your Payroll number can be found by asking your line manager, contacting Payroll directly, at: [email protected] or accessing eESS: eESS Live System
- If you don’t know or have a NHSGGC Payroll number, click here to register (Only use this form if you do not have an NHS Payroll number or if you are unable to locate this information.)
- Peer Vaccinators or Occupational Health staff at the scheduled vaccination clinics will be able to find your details using your name/Payroll number or home postcode.
- 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?