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Winter readiness – Updated  guidance available to help you prepare for winter

in 2017/18 in the South West most cases of flu were seen in those aged 65 years and over. There were 307 outbreaks of flu, of which 89% were in care homes. There were 46 suspected outbreaks due to flu in care homes in Devon, 16 in Torbay and 5 in Plymouth (week 27, 2017 to week 22, 2018). The impact on the individual and your business and the wider system can be significant

The messages in the winter readiness toolkit are be prepared and recognise and report outbreaks

Further letters are attached outlining more detail on the flu vaccination programme for staff which seeks to support your current arrangements. 

Please take time to read the detail

If you have any questions please contact: Tina Henry – Consultant in Public Health.

New Devon CCG Caring for Care Homes

Winter Readiness letter to Care Homes & Hospices

Flu Vaccine for Health and Social Care staff for Seasonal Flu and Influenza

 

 


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