Chief Executive Jane Grant was one of the first in the queue to get the flu jab at the recent outreach clinic at Carseview House. Having experienced flu a few years ago Jane appreciates the benefits of being vaccinated. She explained: “Many people underestimate how bad having flu can make you feel but I know from personal experience that it can be very debilitating and leave you feeling weak and exhausted.
“I’d therefore encourage staff across the organisation to take up the offer of the free vaccine to help protect yourself, your patients and your family from flu this winter.”
A programme of outreach clinics has already taken place since mid October at a number of sites across Forth Valley with good uptake. Occupational Health colleagues will be happy to hear from local managers if further outreach sessions will be helpful and in the meantime they will continue to run daily drop in flu vaccination clinics at Forth Valley Royal Hospital until the end of February 2014. Any member of staff can attend these clinics which are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am – 12 noon.