This year we are launching our biggest ever flu campaign to protect ourselves properly and to help keep ourselves, our patients and our loved ones safe. It goes without saying how vital the flu jab is in the time of COVID-19 to keep us well, and to keep us healthy and working as a vital part of the NHS.
As an added incentive for us all to get the jab we have joined forces with UNICEF, who have an incredible programme in place that vaccinates around half of the world’s children. Their ‘Get a Jab ,Give a Jab’ campaign means that when you have your jab, you can donate a jab to a child in need. Globally 15 million deaths could be avoided every year if children were vaccinated. Vaccines protect children against disease and death, saving up to three million lives every year. That’s more than five lives saved every minute of every day. Your donation will go towards either the tetanus, measles or polio vaccination.
All you need to do is simply get your jab and give a jab by letting us know which vaccine you wish to donate to a child in danger, and we will sort the rest. It’s a sobering thought that almost 20 million children will not receive their most basic vaccines this year. We can help to bring that number down.
We are aiming for our biggest ever uptake of flu vaccine this year, so we’ll be announcing more detail soon on where and when you can get it, and who your local ‘vaccinator’ is.
Got more questions?
Please visit the FAQ page on the Greenroom for further information.
Information for Flu Busters! – Please visit the flu vaccinator page on the greenroom for all the information you need
Your Local Flu Leads
PES GM – John Henry, Advanced Paramedic – 07812 305447
PES CAM (Merseyside) – Gareth Edmunds, Senior Paramedic 07812305847
PES CAM (Cheshire) – Naomi Horsman, Senior Paramedic – 0787404674
PES CAL (Lancashire) – Dave Quirk, Advanced Paramedic – 07812304245
PES CAL (Cumbria & Morecambe) – Matt Wray, Advanced Paramedic – 07812 305366
PTS (GM) – Michala Morton, Operations Manager – 07776391749
PTS (Cumbria, Lancashire (West), Merseyside) – Simon Walsh, PTS Sector Manager – 07812 305590
111 – Susan Sumner, Clinical Services Manager – 07812305458
EOC – Richard Jenkins, Performance Manager, 0161 227 7047
Further useful contacts
Webinar and training – Ian Mullineaux, ELearning Coordinator – 07812 304616
Medicine management – Joanne Hammond and Adam Fleming
Admin and campaign queries – Sandra Regan and Hannah Jones (CHR)
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