Flu

Is your service prepared for flu?

We have worked with the local NHS and Public Health England to create some helpful resources to support you and your service through this year’s influenza season, likely to last until the end of March. This year, we want to prevent as many cases and outbreaks as possible by providers using all local and national resources.

 

Please utilise these materials by:

  • Discussing and handing out in team meetings
  • Displaying and making available in reception areas and staff rooms
  • Emailing to staff and families/relatives
  • Presenting at client and family/relative meetings

 

The Government have advised that all frontline health and social care staff who work in CQC registered settings are to be offered the seasonal flu vaccine. People might receive this at work, from their GP or asked to book with a registered private provider. This year, the offer of the free flu vaccine has been widened to include more groups. The most vulnerable people will be offered protection first.

Click here for the latest updates regarding the flu vaccination

Useful Flu Resources for you to utilise

Resource

Link

Public England – Flu campaign resources Click here
HCC easy read flu information for Learning Disabilities Click here
NHS Flu vaccine easy read for people with learning disabilities Click here
NHS Flu vaccine guidance Click here
NHS- Learning Disability patients and flu vaccination Click here
NHS – Winter vaccines explained video Click here
Jim McManus – why it’s important to have the flu vaccination video Click here

REMEMBER – following regular hand hygiene measures can help stop the spread of virus. Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.

 

» Visit our IPC page here for more information on infection prevention and control. 

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