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STAFF AT CFAT JOIN FORCES WITH HEALTH FIRST TO FIGHT FLU

6 October 2017 (by admin)

As we approach the season when flu outbreaks become a greater risk to us all, lots of CFAT staff stepped forward today to have their flu jabs in order to stay well this winter. This year’s program was run by Health First Occupational Health.

The flu vaccination isn’t just about keeping you safe, it’s about protecting our colleagues, our pupils, our students and their family members from the flu. Each winter hundreds of thousands of people across the country see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of influenza (flu), which could be prevented by having the flu vaccine once a year. These are truly astonishing figures! Sue Darbyshire, CEO was first in the queue to receive the vaccination today and latest figures reveal that 58% of CFAT employees had the on-site influenza vaccinations today! that’s 11% up on last year’s figures! We are however, keen to make future campaigns even better. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements please give me a call or drop me a line by email to share your views. Craig Holden, HR Director at Community First Academy Trust said: “We are delighted that so early in the flu season many of our staff from across the business have had their flu vaccine today. Our vaccinator partners Health First have been offering the flu jab to staff as they arrive at work today, at drop in clinics set-up within both our trust schools and business sites. “We take the view that it is our responsibility to protect our staff as an education provider and it is therefore vital we believe that every member of our staff is offered the choice of a free vaccination. This years programme also supports the trusts flu vaccination awareness campaign. If we reduce the chances of staff contracting flu, we can really drive down the possibility of passing it on to our pupils, students and their families”. Thank you to all involved in such a successful campaign.