Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust boss sets an example
12:40pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in NW
HEALTH boss Andrew Foster rolled up his left shirt sleeve for his annual flu jab as he led a campaign by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust to encourage all staff to have a vaccination.
Chief Executive Mr Foster is pictured receiving his jab from Pauline Law, WWL’s Deputy Director of Nursing and Patient Services who said: “The flu virus can be picked up and spread by anybody. As health care workers we have a duty to ensure that we protect our patients, our own families, friends and colleagues and ourselves from this virus.
“We must always remember that quite a number of people can be at risk of becoming seriously ill should they catch the flu. The flu jab cannot give you flu. It’s impossible as the virus doesn’t contain any live viruses. Side effects are mild or often non-existent and are usually a slight soreness around the site of the injection, occasionally aching muscles or slightly raised temperature for a day or two.
“Most people have no side effects whatsoever.”
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