You have a responsibility to protect your patients/clients from infection. This includes vaccination against flu.
Vaccinating health and social care workers also helps reduce the level of sickness absences and contributes to keeping the NHS and care services running. This is particularly important when responding to winter pressures.
All health and social care workers are entitled to the free flu vaccination.
How to Access the Free Flu Vaccination
- Care home staff with regular client contact are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine at their community pharmacy.
- Domiciliary care workers are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine at their community pharmacy.
- Healthcare workers should get their flu vaccine via their employer.
- All NHS Health and social care workers are recommended to have annual vaccination to protect themselves and those in their care.
More information for care home managers and staff, and domiciliary carers, can be found on the Public Health Wales website.