Flu 2020 campaign

Flu 2020

Flu can be a serious illness and for many people it may be fatal. On average 11,000 people die from the flu every year.

2020 is not an ‘average’ year.

Frontline staff are more at risk of being exposed to, and therefore of spreading the flu virus, so vaccination is a vital part of infection control. It will help stop flu spreading and protect those who are at increased risk of from complications. This includes older people, pregnant women, and those with underlying health conditions. That’s why it’s important to get your free flu jab as soon as possible to protect yourself, your family and your patients.

Being healthy won’t stop you getting flu or passing it on. The flu virus can infect anybody, and even someone with no visible symptoms is still at risk of passing the virus on.

Flu virus strains change, so it’s important to have a flu jab every year ahead of the flu season. Don’t believe the myths - having a flu jab can’t give you the flu. 

The threat may be invisible but the protection against it is clear. Get your FREE flu jab.

Get your jab and be entered into the prize draw

Anyone who has the flu vaccine will automatically be entered into the prize draw to win a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher.

The first draw will take place on 18th November.  There will be 10 draws (each sector x 6, AOC x 1, support staff x 1, Trust wide inc medically exempt x 1 and a Trust wide compliant* group x 1). If you have your vaccine, you will be automatically entered into the relevant draw and also both whole Trust draws, so you will have three chances to win!

A second draw with the break down as above will take place at the beginning of December. If you were entered into the November draw you will also be entered into the December draw. 

* compliant is anyone who returns a consent form, whether they have the vaccine or not. 

If you have any specific questions relating to the flu vaccine please contact flu@eastamb.nhs.uk.   

 

Published 14th September 2020