As part our flu campaign this year, the Trust will be taking part in UNICEF’s vaccination campaign Get a Jab, Give a Jab.
Get a Jab, Give a Jab is an initiative, created by staff in the NHS and other health organisations to encourage staff to take up a free flu vaccine. In turn, NHS trusts are making a donation to UNICEF UK for the equivalent number of vaccines that staff have to give to children around the world.
Immunisation rates across the globe are down and diseases that we vaccinate against have increased. UNICEF reach half the world’s children with life-saving vaccines, but still every day 7,000 children under five die, mostly from preventable causes.
Through the ‘Get a Jab, Give a Jab’ scheme, colleagues can protect themselves, their families and our patients from the flu, whilst helping to protect children in low and middle-income countries across the world from diseases like measles.