An additional flu clinic session has been secured for any colleagues yet to have their flu vaccine.
All colleagues are encouraged to have their flu vaccination as soon as possible as an adequate amount of time must have passed between receiving the flu jab and the new Covid-19 vaccine. Having your flu jab sooner, rather than later, will ensure this is achieved and that all staff wishing to have the Covid vaccine are ready to receive the vaccination when it arrives.
The clinic will take place on Tuesday 8 December at Caterham Dene in room B. Appointments are available every six minutes between 8.30am and 12pm and 1pm and 5pm; and slots can be booked by clicking on the preferred appointment time from the list below.
Any frontline staff (e.g. they come into direct contact with patients) unable to make this flu clinic, that still wish to have the vaccine can do so by booking an appointment with their local Day Lewis Pharmacy. When booking your appointment, let the pharmacy know you are an NHS frontline worker and take your ID badge with you to your appointment. You do not need a flu voucher to do this.
Any non-frontline staff - that are not in direct contact with patients - unfortunately are unable to get the vaccine from Day Lewis Pharmacies. The current stock has been earmarked for patients and frontline workers only, and we will update all staff when this changes.
If you have a flu voucher that is therefore not going to be used, please could you return it to the Patient Safety and Quality team at Forum House to prevent fees from unused vouchers being incurred.
So far 73% of First Community staff have already been vaccinated against the flu this year, with Children’s Services topping the leaderboard. A brilliant 85% of the colleagues in this service have had their vaccine.
We are required to record the percentage of staff that have the flu vaccination. If you arranged to have your flu vaccine done privately – e.g. not at a First Community clinic or using a First Community Day Lewis Pharmacy voucher – and have not yet let us know, please email email@example.com.