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Flu vaccination cost benefit for health and social care employers

In 2018/19 the following staff groups will be able to access the vaccine through their registered GP practices or any community pharmacy for free.

1. Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.

2. Health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza.

This tool can help you see the potential impact of achieving a good uptake of flu vaccine in your workforce. Complete the form below and the saving estimates update automatically:

Flu vaccination calculator

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Frontline health and social care workers have a duty of care to protect their patients and service users from infection. This includes getting vaccinated against flu. Immunisation against influenza should also form part of healthcare organisations’ policy for the prevention of transmission of influenza to protect patients, staff and visitors. Vaccination of healthcare workers with direct patient contact against influenza has been shown to significantly lower rates of influenza-like illness, hospitalisation and mortality in the elderly in long term healthcare settings.

This tool has been developed by the Public Health and Wellbeing Team in partnership with the Health and Safety Team at South Gloucestershire Council.

The model uses statistics drawn from available research evidence. However it should only be used as a guide and South Gloucestershire Council accepts no liability for costs or losses incurred through its use.

The model uses a vaccine unit cost price of £0 per person, based on staff being eligible for the free NHS vaccine, as outlined above. For further information about the model or to provide feedback, contact


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