Staff offered flu protection

All of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Education Services staff are currently being offered seasonal flu immunisation.

More than 1,100 staff were immunised at work last year and as part of a separate programme, all primary school pupils are being offered flu immunisation this year.

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Education Services Committee, said, “We’re working closely with NHS Dumfries and Galloway, which is experienced in delivering the vaccination programme to its own staff and has the highest uptake for any Health Board in Scotland.

“These vaccination programmes greatly reduce absences, resulting in reduced disruption to the education of our pupils.

“The earlier that anyone is immunised the more protection they have. The more staff and pupils take up the immunisation, the less flu can spread.”

Staff are being asked if they want to make an appointment to receive the vaccine in school.