As a front line healthcare professional, you're more likely to be exposed to flu. Vaccinating not only prevents you from contracting the virus, but it also protects your patients and reduces the strain on the healthcare system.
Why should I get a flu jab?
It has been estimated that up to one in four healthcare workers may become infected with flu due to repetitive exposure to the virus. This alarming statistic means that it is imperative that you get immunised sooner, rather than later.
The flu virus continually changes and adapts, so whilst you may have had the vaccine last year, you need to receive the updated vaccine this year.
Still not sure? Here are a couple of resources to bust those myths and separate the facts from the fiction
Where can I get a flu jab?
Many trusts have dedicated clinics set up to administer the vaccination, and you may be able to get your vaccine free of charge. Check where you are currently working to enquire about local provision.
Should your vaccine not be provided free of charge, we offer a 'claim back' service for all our locum/agency workers. This allows you to make your own arrangements for your vaccination, widely available at larger supermarkets and pharmacies, and we will reimburse you up to the value of £9.
To claim back the cost of the vaccine, please retain your receipt and get in touch with your Medacs Healthcare contact.
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