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Flu jabs and Covid boosters – a briefing from our Executive Team on Thursday 30th September 2021

We’ve launched our Christmas card range, we’re promoting Skydiving Santas and just to prove autumn is truly with us, now we’re talking flu jabs and Covid boosters!

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For clinical staff and volunteers, we’ll be offering the flu vaccination at both Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s hospices in October and November.

The Flu Vaccination dates for you are as follows:

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice

Tuesday 26th October from 07.30 to 6pm

Thursday 28th October from 07.30 to 6pm

Monday 1st November from 07.30 to 6pm

St Julia’s Hospice

Wednesday 27th October from 07.30 to 6pm

Tuesday 2nd November from 07.30 to 6pm

Thursday 4th November from 07.30 to 6pm

Covid Booster

If eligible or at risk*, clinical staff will also be offered the Covid booster via the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske at their Health and Wellbeing Centre or the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge.  At the Wadebridge showground you may be offered the option of having both the flu and Covid booster at the same appointment.

Clinical volunteers who’re eligible for the Covid booster will receive an email from Ally Hardman asking if you would like her to arrange a Covid booster for you. We have to do it this way as we don’t have access to your personal health information required to book you in. This email should arrive with you in mid to late October so please watch out for it.

For staff working in all other areas of our charity, please keep an eye out for messages from your Doctor’s Surgery calling you forward for your flu jab and/or Covid booster. If you’re eligible or at risk*, please get both to protect you, your family, friends and work colleagues.

Whether you work in a clinical area or a non-clinical area, it’s important that you notify us of the dates on which you receive your flu vaccination and Covid booster as we’re obliged to log this as part of our reporting procedures. Please do this by emailing ahardman@cornwallhospice.co.uk If you’ve got any questions, please contact your Line Manager in the first instance.

*Eligible/at risk:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults.
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers.
  3. All those 75 years of age and over.
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age).
  5. All those 65 years of age and over.
  6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group.
  7. All those 60 years of age and over.
  8. All those 55 years of age and over.
  9. All those 50 years of age and over.

Thank you for your continuing efforts, we appreciate that the pandemic is still affecting us all and we know that’s tough. However, it’s simple measures like getting a flu jab and the Covid booster if applicable, that will allow us to continue providing the care to those who need us.

Paul, Gina, Graham and Verity

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