NHS Dental & Oral Health Update: Flu Vaccination
By DTA | 3rd October 2022 | News
In the latest NHS Dental and Oral Health Update, Sara Hurley, CDO England advises that as we approach winter, influenza vaccination should be offered, as part of an employer's occupational health responsibilities, to frontline health care workers. This includes both clinical and non-clinical staff who have contact with patients and is to protect the staff and those they care for.
Where a frontline healthcare worker falls into an eligible NHS flu programme cohort either due to age or being in a clinical risk group, then a flu vaccination can be accessed through the NHS Flu Scheme, for example at the person's registered practice, from a community pharmacy. Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flu-immunisation-programme-plan/national-flu-immunisation-programme-2022-to-2023-letter.
Read the full NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Update 29 September 2022.