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catch it bin it kill itJanuary 12 2015

Following an increase in flu levels, the Department of Health has re-launched the ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ awareness campaign.

On Friday, the DoH said that “overall, levels are now higher than the peak of flu activity observed in the last three seasons, but have not reached the levels seen in the last notable seasons of 2010 to 2011 and 2008 to 2009. The number of patients hospitalised due to flu remains low at a rate of 1.99 per 100,000.”

However, the recent rise in activity means the campaign has been re-launched and will run for approximately three weeks with national press, radio, video-on-demand and digital advertising.

Professor Nick Phin, head of the respiratory diseases department at Public Health England, said: “Through this campaign we are urging everyone to carry tissues and to use them to catch coughs or sneezes, to bin the used tissues as soon as possible and then to wash their hands and kill the germs.”

PHE is also advising that it is not too late for people in the ‘at risk’ groups to have the flu vaccine. More than 70% of people aged 65 and over have been vaccinated. “However less than 50% of those aged under 65 with a health condition have been vaccinated, and only 43% of pregnant women,” said PHE last week.

“In addition, 37% of all 2 year olds, 40% of all 3 year olds, and 32 % of all four year olds have been vaccinated with the nasal spray vaccine as part of the childhood flu immunisation programme.”

PHE is also encouraging healthcare workers and carers to have the vaccination.

Link:

DoH announcement

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