These short films are free for you to use in your trust as part of your local flu fighter campaign. Use the share icon to the bottom right of the screen on each of the videos to share on social media websites, or to embed the videos on your website or intranet.
There are a number of themes you could choose for your flu videos, take a look at some examples of fun, serious, mythbusting and animated films below.
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Sam and Helen's story - #jabathon 2018
This film details the story of clinical nurse specialist Samantha Robinson from Wales Fertility Institute at Neath Port Talbot Hospital and her identical twin Helen Watts. Helen and Sam have asthma and Helen fell severely ill with flu after she didn’t get her flu jab, unlike her sister Samantha. The film highlights the importance of getting the flu jab, particularly for health and social care professionals.
For #jabathon 2017, we created a series of hidden camera videos with the help of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The videos remind health and social care staff that flu can be anywhere.
Adele Joicey had a complicated pregnancy and her identical twins were born premature and had breathing problems. Her story is one of many where the care of NHS staff saved her family. However, Adele is conscious that if her sons caught the flu it could prove to be deadly to them, even now. She asks all NHS staff to get their jab since they could, without any symptoms, spread the flu to her children and this would have a huge impact on her family.
How flu spreads
Imagine there was a disease that kills 8000 people a year in England. This disease spreads from sick people to healthy people. But it can also spread from people who have no symptoms like doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers and to the vulnerable patients they come in contact with.
Now imagine this disease was preventable by a vaccine that you had to have only once a year and that takes five minutes of your time.
This disease is the flu. The prevention is the flu jab.
Make it fun
George Eliot NHS Trust - Super Jabbers:
In a Ghostbusters themed video, the staff at George Eliot Hospital become superheroes during flu season.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Yikes! The flu jab!
A Benny Hill themed video in which staff realise the flu jab isn't so bad after all!
North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 5000 jabs
flu songs often prove to be popular, especially this one parodying Scottish rockers, The Proclaimers.
NHS Employers - The mannequin challenge - best bits
Take a look at the best bits from the mannequin challenge videos you sent to us during #jabathon week
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - Phil fights flu
Phil, a porter from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, joins the fight against flu. When Phil got his annual flu vaccination in Blackpool, little did he know he would catch the attention of the entire hospital. Staff congregate in corridors to congratulate Phil, who then drops in at a board meeting as the guest of honour...but it doesn't stop there. Phil then travels across the Pennines, where on arriving at Quarry House the head quarters for the NHS Commissioning Board (now NHS England), is greeted with a high five from Sir David Nicholson and a Mexican wave by the board.
George Eliot NHS Trust - Mythbusting
What better way to promote a staff facing flu campaign to have members of staff bust some of the most commonly heard flu myths!
George Eliot NHS Trust - June's case study
June Ayre recalls a heartbreaking story of a pregnant women and her child dying from flu in the 2009 flu pandemic.
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust - Miles's story
Listen to the story of Miles Negus, a patient who checked into Countess of Chester with a devastating bout of flu
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Mary's story
In this video Mary describes how she felt when her best friend's life was taken by flu
NHS Employers - Steve's story
This video was premiered at the Royal College of Paramedics and West Midlands Ambulance Service National Patient Safety Conference 2013. Steve, from West Midlands Ambulance Service, resolutely refused the seasonal flu vaccination year on year. This is the story of what made him change his mind and turned him into a flu fighting champion.
Make it serious
Croydon health services NHS Trust - Five reasons to get the flu jab
Croydon recruit five members of staff each with a good reason for getting the flu jab.
Merseycare NHS Trust & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust - Join the resistance
A powerful and informative video depicting the flu outbreak which occurred at Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust in January 2014.
Three inpatient wards were closed, and six patients all under the age of 50 with no underlying health conditions were hospitalised in high dependency or acute wards.
This video highlights the impact of low flu vaccination and the importance of getting a flu jab.
Sandwell and West Birmingham - Flip of a coin
This is a serious film about the impacts of flu and features a variety of SWBH employees and family members as the cast. It focuses on a nurse who chooses whether to have her vaccination by flipping a coin. A ‘sliding doors’ concept is then incorporated to see the effects of both decisions. This film addresses common misconceptions and reasons given by staff for refusing immunisation as part of the narrative as well as showing the serious impact the flu virus can have on young patients
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Can't bear to have the jab...
In this video the key messages for flu vaccination are shared in a light hearted manner.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Word jab
The winners of the digital and social media flu fighter award in 2016/17 share their key messages for getting the flu jab in an innovative video
Devon Partnership NHS Trust - DPT flu vaccination campaign 2016
In this video Devon Partnership Trust created some stop motion flu bugs to help promote their flu fighter campaign