Winter may be just around the corner but so is the start of the flu season! This year’s the flu vaccine covers four strains of flu, one more than last year, and it has already proven to be very effective in Australia where the flu season begins before the UK.
All staff are encouraged to be immunised as early as possible to give them the best chance of protection although the staff immunisation programme will run until Spring 2019.
Daily immunisation clinics are being held in the Occupational Health Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the Occupational Health Service are providing an outreach Service to Falkirk Community Hospital, Stirling Community Hospital, Bo’ness Hospital and Clackmannanshire Community Health Centre in October and November 2018.
In addition, the Immunisation Team have organised a range of roving outreach clinics at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Details of all outreach and roving clinics are available on the Staff Intranet.
Remember to let the Occupational Health Department know if you got your flu jab at your local GP Practice or pharmacy so that your vaccination can be included in our overall uptake figures. Just call 01324 566663 or email FV-UHB.OHSadmin@nhs.net
Occupational Health Department drop in clinics (until 31st Dec 2018)
- Monday – 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Tuesday – 9.00am – 12 noon
- Wednesday – 9.00am – 12 noon
- Thursday – 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Friday – 6.00am – 12 noon
|5-Nov-18||9.30am – 12.30pm||Falkirk Community Hospital Suite E OPD Treatment Room 1|
|7-Nov-18||1.30pm – 3.30pm||Carseview Suite 2|
|9-Nov-18||9.30am – 12.30pm||Stirling Community Hospital OPD Area 2|
|13-Nov-18||10.00am – 12.00pm||CCHC Inpatient Unit Consultation Room 1+2|
|15-Nov-18||1.30pm – 3.00pm||Bo’Ness Hospital Ward 1 Bay Area 3|