We're #flufighters

Date: 26 October 2017

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With the flu season now upon us, staff at Medway Maritime Hospital are joining forces to keep the nasty bug out of the Hospital.

Chief Executive Lesley Dwyer was among the first to have their flu jab and is urging all other members of staff to follow their lead.

Arranging for a seasonal flu vaccination is a really important step for our staff in ensuring that our patients are protected. A serious and very nasty illness in most who catch it, flu can be deadly to those who are vulnerable or already unwell.

The flu virus changes every year, so we make sure that all of our staff have the opportunity to be immunised. You can join our staff in the battle against flu by having the flu jab if you are eligible and ensuring that you do not visit patients on our wards if you are suffering from flu-like symptoms. Flu can also be horrible for young children, so for children aged 2-8 there is a quick nasal spray rather than injection available.

Help us to keep our patients, your family and friends and yourself safe and well this Christmas!

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • Are 65 years old or over
  • A child between 2 and 8 years old
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain medical conditions (adults and children)
  • Are living in a long-stay care facility or home
  • Receive a carer’s allowance or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person

Contact your GP or call NHS 111 to find out how to get the jab.

  • Summary:

    With the flu season now upon us, staff at Medway Maritime Hospital are joining forces to keep the nasty bug out of the Hospital.