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Email: newcastle.ohs@nhs.net

Tel: (0191) 282 1188

#Our best shot

 

Influenza Vaccination

For the majority of people who catch it flu is unpleasant, but for some it can lead to chest infections, severe complications and death

You can carry and pass the virus on to others without having any symptoms yourself. So even if you consider yourself healthy,
you might be risking the lives of others.

Get the influenza vaccine for winter! Clinics start on 24th September, 2018

 

How effective is the flu jab?

Flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition.

Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you getting the flu. It won't stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary between people, so it's not a 100% guarantee that you'll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after vaccination it's likely to be milder and shorter-lived than it would otherwise have been.

Over time, protection from the injected flu vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains often change. So new flu vaccines are produced each year which is why people advised to have the flu jab need it every year too.

 Read more about how the jab works.

 

Flu jab side effects

Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare.  You may have a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days after having the jab, and your arm may be a bit sore where you were injected.

Read more  about the side effects of the flu jab.

 

Where to get your flu jab?

Drop in Clinics

(please note that these clinics are only available to Newcastle upon Tyne Trust Staff and are not open to the general public)

FRH Flu drop in clinics

RVI Flu drop in clinics

Reduced Waiting Time

If you fill in this form and take it to your Peer Vaccinator or any Lloyd's clinic, your time getting the vaccine will be shortened.

 

Flu Team

There will also be a Flu Team coming around your area; you can spot them wearing a 'FLU TEAM' Blue and white sash. Please enquire with your department Sister when they will be visiting your area.

 

Peer Vaccinators

You can spot your department Peer Vaccinator by their purple 'FLU FIGHTER PEER VACCINATOR' lanyard (please see example below), ask them for your flu jab.

Peer Vaccinator Lanyard

Occupational Health

If you have any problems getting your vaccination or would like more information regarding the flu vaccine you can contact Occupational Health on 0191 282 1188.

 

Flu Incentives

Free Hot Drink!

This year every staff member who receives a flu jab will also receive a token for one free hot drink at the hospital restaurants (Freeman, RVI and Regent Point).

 

Had your Flu Vaccine Elsewhere?

If you have had your flu vaccination elsewhere, such as at your GP surgery, please email us at newcastle.ohs@nhs.net to let us know - please see template below for the information we require.

 

Subject - FLU VACCINE 2018

Hello,

I have received my flu vaccine

Full Name - _____________________

Payroll number - _________________

Where (GP/ Different trust/other service) - _______________________

Date given - ___________________

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