Early success for ‘Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter’ campaign
In the first week of its “Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter!” campaign, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has already vaccinated 14% of its 7,500 staff.
NNUH is aiming for as many staff as possible to benefit from a flu vaccination before the winter months arrive and is providing staff with daily opportunities to have their flu jab to protect their patients, colleagues and families.
Hilary Winch, NNUH Head of Health and Wellbeing said: “As a trust, we are committed to protecting our staff and patients against flu prior to the winter period. Last year, NNUH was in the top 10 trusts in the UK for highest vaccination results and this year we want to do even better! We’re urging all our staff to undertake their professional responsibility by getting vaccinated and we are providing as many times and locations as possible to give staff the opportunity to have their flu jab. A flu jab takes two weeks to become effective so the sooner we all have it the better.”
To promote the flu vaccination programme to staff Hilary, who is also the hospital choir leader in her spare time, has made a video with in-house support to help get the message across to staff.
Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive said: “I’m very proud to support the NNUH flu fighter campaign! Getting our flu jab is a vital way we can protect our patients, our colleagues and our families. I want to thank all our flu vaccinators who are doing a fantastic job and have already made great progress.”
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Please see the NNUH Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp–tGstyQ0