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Trust Staff Given Flu Jabs

Trust Staff Given Flu Jabs

 Date of release: Friday 16th October, 2015


Thousands of staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust sites are being given flu jabs as Winter approaches.

Staff from the Trust's Occupational Health team have vaccinated over 1,200 since October 1 and plans are in place to give the jab to as many of the trust's 8,000 employees as possible.,

That means drop in clinics, evening and weekend sessions and even visits to busy departments to dish out the injections.

Priyanka Dhanda, of the occupational health team, said: "It means employees are protected, especially those who work on the front line, but also protects patients coming into the Trust."

One of the first people to have their flu jab for 2015 was Trust Chief Executive David Loughton.

Priyanka, who is pictured giving David his injection, said: "He was really brave. He didn't flinch."

Children and older people are advised to make sure they have a flu jab this winter, as are people with medical conditions like heart conditions or respiratory disease. Members of the public can ask their family doctor for advice.

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