OCT 00] COVENTRY
HEALTH AUTHORITY NEWS
Roll Up To Get Your Flu Jab
chiefs in Coventry are leading by example in the campaign to persuade
elderly people to get a flu jab before the winter sets in.
three men at the peak of the health system are to offer their arms for the
vaccination at the start of a high-profile effort to remind pensioners to
get their jab.
flu vaccine can cut the chances of health complications by 60 per cent and
reduce deaths by 40 per cent.
estimated that if everyone aged over 65 in Coventry had been vaccinated
against flu, up to 40 lives would be saved.
year Walsgrave hospital reached crisis point when an outbreak filled beds
with elderly people.
Howgrave-Graham, chief executive of Coventry Health Authority, David
Laughton, chief executive of Walsgrave Hospitals Trust, and Peter Boileau,
chief executive of Coventry Healthcare NHS Trust will be getting their
vaccination on Friday.
people aged over 65 are to be offered a vaccine, along with people
suffering from various conditions.
include: chronic heart of chest complaints, including Asthma, chronic
kidney disease, diabetes; people whose immune system is weakened by
disease or medical treatment, and residents of old people’s and nursing
Hodder, General manager for the West Primary Care Group, said:
Chief Executives are leading the examples of the importance of this
the flu vaccination saves lives. National figures shave shown that of
100,000 people vaccinated, 100 lives are saved. It could be your