Never has it been more important to get the flu vaccine.
This winter there is a risk of contracting Flu and Covid-19 at the same time. The possibility of what has been described as a ‘twin-demic’ is very real.
As a Healthcare Worker (HCW), you are being encouraged to avail of the annual Flu vaccine to help protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect those around you. Taking action by getting the Flu Vaccine will support this, as well as reduce the potential burden to the healthcare system at this challenging time.
The symptoms of Covid-19 and Flu present in a similar way and the preventative measures for both are the same-with only one exception – a vaccine. We are awaiting a Covid-19 vaccine, yet the Flu vaccine has been available for 60 years, it is safe and will increase your protection against Flu over the winter months.
Get the facts on:
www.immunisation.ie and www.hse.ie/flu (has a dedicated FAQ section for HCWs)
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Contact your local Education and Competency Assurance Officer for further information and availability