What’s the best way to protect yourself, your patients and your colleagues from the flu virus? By joining the resistance!
Around 54% of NHS Fife staff were vaccinated last year and this year we want to improve still further!
Flu can be deadly - patients with existing health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than healthy people. Healthcare workers are much more likely to be exposed to the flu virus and so getting vaccinated not only helps protect staff; it helps protect patients and stops the virus being spread to friends and family members.
Each year the virus had a massive impact on our hospitals, causing a spike in the numbers of patients having to be admitted, and who then had to be nursed in isolation to prevent the virus spreading. Our services are already under pressure and the greater numbers of staff vaccinated reduces the impact that flu has on our services..
So this is a call to all members of staff - protect yourself and protect those around you by getting vaccinated!
Why not save yourself some time and fill out your consent for before you arrive at our flu clinics? Download the HERE.