Flu occurs every winter in the UK. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery taking up to a week. However, for older people, the very young, pregnant women and those with a pre-existing health condition (in particular diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory conditions like asthma or those with a weakened immune system) are at risk from the more serious effects of flu.
Having a flu vaccination protects you and those around you. Therefore, it is important that we increase uptake of the vaccination to protect the staff and the vulnerable groups we work with.
Please can you spread this information via all mediums, to raise awareness of the flu vaccination programme.
We thank everyone for supporting the programme and the significant contribution this makes to reducing illness and death from flu.