Social Care and Voluntary Sector Workers who provide direct care
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.
How to book an appointment
Flu vaccinations will be available to social care and voluntary workers who provide direct care at over 70 pharmacies across Grampian.
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.
Social care and voluntary sector personnel working in care homes and the community will be required to provide a letter from their manager authorising the vaccination (doc) and their ID badge.
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?
The flu vaccine is being offered to social care workers who have a direct hands-on care role while working in:
- Social care and voluntary sector personnel employed to provide personal care to children and adults, both in care homes and in the community
- Residential care and secure care for children
- Community care for persons at home (including housing support and care at home services)
- Care homes for adults.
This is targeted at those delivering direct personal care in these settings regardless of whether they are employed by local authorities or private/third sector organisations.
Please contact your local flu helpline:
Aberdeenshire: 0330 128 9919 (available 8:45am - 4:30pm)
Aberdeen City: 0800 030 4713 (available 9am - 5pm)
Moray: 0345 337 9899
(available 8:30am - 4.30pm)
National Helpline (available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
0800 030 8013
Visit NHS Inform for further information on the Flu Vaccination programme
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