Health Care Staff

Flu is serious! Help protect yourself, others and the NHS.

With COVID-19 around, it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine.

High rates of staff vaccination will help:

  • protect individual staff members
  • limit sickness absence
  • lower the risk of spreading the flu to those they care for.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination – an update for Healthcare Workers.

These educational materials aim to update knowledge amongst the healthcare workforce of flu and the benefits of flu vaccination.

Who can get the Flu Vaccination?

  • All NHS Grampian staff
  • Other staff who are eligible include: GPs, dentists, pharmacists, healthcare students, Practitioner Services, Scottish Ambulance Service and Blood Transfusion Service
  • Social Care and voluntary sector workers who provide direct care visit here to find out how you can get your free flu vaccine.

Where can you get the Flu Vaccination?

Flu vaccinations will be available through:

  • NHS Grampian’s Occupational Health Service – appointments only
  • At selected community pharmacies
  • Peer Vaccination.

Peer vaccination will once again be offered to colleagues across NHS Grampian.

To become a peer vaccinator, registered staff need to be up to date with BLS and Anaphylaxis training and complete the Peer Vaccinator Turas training which covers roles and responsibilities; Influenza and flu vaccines; myths and beliefs; cold chain management; administration and Patient Group Directions.

This year we have been working with eLearning to develop a short online training package. The module is hosted on Turas Learn, NHS Grampian’s learning management system.

All staff should have a login for this in order to access their statutory/mandatory training. The module can either be accessed directly from this link or by searching for ‘peer flu vaccination’ in the search bar on Turas Learn.

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How to book an appointment

NHS Grampian’s Occupational Health Service

If you want to receive a seasonal flu vaccination, please complete the online appointment pre-booking form. If you cannot access the online form there is a word version available. Please note appointments will not be issued until the 1st October 2020.

Send the completed form to:

E-mail (preferred): gram.ohs@nhs.scot
Post:
NHS Grampian Occupational Health Service
Foresterhill Lea Building,
Foresterhill Health Campus,
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZY

Once the completed booking form is received, Occupational Health will contact you and offer an appointment at your nearest centre, once vaccine is available.

If you are unable to complete the pre-booking form, please phone – 01224 555976 (ext. 55976) (Open: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4pm)

If you have not had your appointment confirmed by 2 WEEKS after submitting your form, please contact Occupational Health on 01224 555976 (ext. 55976) (Open: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4pm)

Please note due to Covid 19 pandemic we are unable to provide drop-in clinics.

Community Pharmacies

If you are attending a community pharmacy for your flu vaccination, please contact the pharmacy in advance as you may need to book an appointment. Please find details here of the participating pharmacies in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray (pdf).  Please remember to take your NHS ID Badge.

Have you received the vaccination at a local vaccination clinic?

If you have received a seasonal flu vaccination at a local vaccination clinic, please inform NHS Grampian’s Occupational Health Service by completing the online notification form. If you cannot access the online form, there is a word version available.

CONTACT

Please contact the NHS Grampian flu helpline by:

Phone - 0345 337 9899

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