09 / 10 / 2013 4.04pm
Supporting local staff flu vaccination campaigns from the very top, this letter highlights the importance of the flu vaccination to nurses across Wales. This is an excellent example of the value NHS Wales places on protecting staff and their families, who are at risk from contracting influenza through the work that they do, but above all, shows a determination to protect patients and ensure that they receive high quality compassionate care.
The clinical evidence which accompanies this letter emphasises the safety of the influenza vaccination. The document also provides answers to some of the key questions commonly asked and aims to dispel any doubts or fears, whilst highlighting the importance of receiving regular vaccination against flu.
This letter is a brilliant resource to use in your local campaign when engaging with the nursing staff population. It is a useful tool that helps to encourage the discussion around the influenza vaccination and the health and wellbeing benefits for staff and patients.
Flu fighter would encourage flu leads throughout the NHS to communicate the letter and clinical evidence to all staff as best they can, by displaying the information on notice boards or printing and sending a copy to all staff.