NHS and local authorities are being asked to promote important flu messages to all frontline staff across providers of acute, community and social care services.
The messages include:
- as part of the duty of care to patients or residents, staff should do everything in their power to protect them against infection
- the impact of flu on frail and vulnerable patients, in communities, care homes and hospitals, can be fatal
- getting vaccinated against flu can help protect staff and their family
- even if a person is asymptomatic, they can still pass flu on to patients