- Published: Monday, 21 October 2019 10:40
This week I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about flu. Whilst it has been relatively mild and we are yet to see any widespread flu outbreaks, planning for winter and the associated pressures has been ongoing for some time, and planning to avoid flu illness and infection for Team ASPH, patients and carers, is very much a part of this.
The ASPH seasonal flu campaign began a couple of weeks ago and we’ve had a really positive start with over 1060 vaccines already given - this is a fantastic initial uptake of colleagues who’ve been vaccinated. This year we have 25 Peer Vaccinators from various divisions who have been doing a really great job of visiting colleagues within their work areas, making it as quick and efficient as possible for staff to be vaccinated. In addition to this, Occupational Health also launched the drop in flu clinic last Monday which has been taking place at St Peter’s and will be at Ashford this week.