Staff at Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have this week backed the week-long #jabathon flu campaign.

Led by NHS Employers, #jabathon aims to drive up the number of healthcare staff who have the flu vaccination this winter.

Anna Rarity, Quality Manager at the CCG said: “I have been meaning to have the flu jab for a while and really appreciate having it this week in our offices. I had flu last year and really want to avoid it this year.”

Nicki Millin, Accountable Officer  said: “It is great that 20 CCG staff have had their flu jab this week, making sure they are vaccinated to protect themselves and reduce the risk of passing on the illness to their work colleagues, families and friends”

Along with frontline health and social care staff, it is highly recommended that other high risk groups such as children under five, adults over 65, and anyone with a long-term condition get their flu vaccination. Flu is nasty for anyone, but for high risk groups it can lead to serious complications, and in extreme cases it can even be fatal.

 

People can download this leaflet from Public Health England - The Flu Vaccination Winter 2016/​17 - It explains how you can help protect yourself and your children against flu this coming winter, and why it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free flu vaccination every year.