Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter! – early campaign success

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In the first two days of its “Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter!” campaign the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) has already vaccinated 10% of its 7,500 staff.

The Trust aims for as many staff as possible to benefit from a flu vaccination before Christmas and is providing staff with daily opportunities to have their free flu jab to protect their patients, colleagues and families.

To promote the flu vaccination programme to staff Hilary Winch, the Trust’s head of health and wellbeing, 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.

Hilary said: “We take the flu vaccination programme very seriously 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.

“We thought that the video¬†would be a fun way to remind staff that it’s time to get their jabs before the flu season starts and will help to encourage even more staff to have their vaccinations – we are Proud to be NNUH flu fighters!”

Mark Davies, chief executive of NNUH said: “I support the Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter campaign 100%, getting our flu jabs is a vital way we can protect our patients, our colleagues and our families. Our flu vaccinators are doing a fantastic job and have already made great progress. The daily flu clinics and roaming vaccinators are all helping us to be a flu fighting Trust.”

Notes to editors:  Please see the NNUH Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1lDy9JWPLY

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:24:04 AM