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    Community pharmacy workforce figures issued

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:33
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a flu vaccination imageJune 11 2018

Care home workers in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccination delivered at community pharmacies, the Welsh Government has announced. 

The inclusion of care home workers in the categories of people that community pharmacists can vaccinate will come into effect for the 2018-19 flu season. Until now, responsibility for offering flu vaccine to social care staff has rested with individual employers, but studies have shown that the uptake of flu immunisation in staff in care homes is low, and that they have an increased risk of catching flu.

Health and Social Services Secretary Vaughan Gething said: “Vaccination of staff has been shown to be effective in reducing the spread of disease and patient mortality in care home settings. It can also help to ensure business continuity by reducing flu related staff illness and the need to provide locum cover. The social care sector has a crucial role to play in preventing hospital admissions over the winter period, particularly for older people.

“Therefore, for winter 2018-19, I have taken the decision to offer flu vaccination to staff working in adult residential care and nursing homes, at no cost to themselves or their employers, through community pharmacies on the NHS.”

Link:
Welsh Government announcement       

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