Reference 2018-759

REF:           2018-759

Subject:       Staff flu vaccine

 

Request:

1) How many of your staff are entitled to the free flu vaccine for winter 2018/19?

2) How many of these are employed in frontline patient-facing roles?

3) How many of your staff have received the 2018/19 flu vaccine as of 14-12-18?

4) How many of your frontline patient-facing staff have received the 2018/19 flu vaccine as of 14-12-18?

5) How many of your staff have been removed from frontline duties because they have not had the vaccine?

 

 

Response:

1) How many of your staff are entitled to the free flu vaccine for winter 2018/19? All of our staff are offered the seasonal flu vaccine (5870 staff).
2) How many of these are employed in frontline patient-facing roles? In line with the Department of Health definitions: 4520 staff.
3) How many of your staff have received the 2018/19 flu vaccine as of 14-12-18? 3501 staff (59.6%) – we will continue to offer the seasonal flu vaccine until the end of February.
4) How many of your frontline patient-facing staff have received the 2018/19 flu vaccine as of 14-12-18? 2751 staff (60.8%) – we will continue to offer the seasonal flu vaccine until the end of February.
5) How many of your staff have been removed from frontline duties because they have not had the vaccine? None.