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Flu Season Update

Vaccination of health and care workers – request for information to support planning for 2018/19 flu season

 

As promised, we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete a short survey about the numbers of staff receiving flu vaccination last flu season (September 2017 to March 2018). This is intended to help us plan for increasing levels of protection for both residents, carers and individuals cared for at home in 2018/19.

This is the link to the survey:

Care Homes: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/STQBRR8

Home Care: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8MGQ2TN

The deadline for survey responses is 25 May 2018.

NHS England developed a flu toolkit which we circulated last Autumn. This included guidance on recording uptake of the flu vaccine in your workforce and it is still available online here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/info-professional/public-health/infection-winter/. You could use this to collect staff uptake information before responding to the survey.

The collated survey findings will also be shared with NHS England who funded the provision of vaccines to health and care staff through national contracts with primary care services. The information will help all of us to support you in achieving good levels of vaccination among your staff in 2018/19.

The Q&A (link here) should answer any questions you have, but please contact: tina.henry@devon.gov.uk (Devon County Council Public Health) if you have other queries.

With many thanks

Tina Henry

Consultant in Public Health

Devon County Council

 


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