Our partnership with the NHS and JDRF has helped to boost the uptake of flu jabs this winter.
The team in London region has been working in partnership with NHS England, NHS Improvement – London Region and JDRF to encourage people with diabetes to get the flu jab.
As a result of the project, flu jabs have been received by more than 50% of eligible people in all London boroughs, with some areas recording far higher rates. Uptake is expected to rise still further by the end of the flu season in March.
Roz Rosenblatt, Head of our London region, said:
“It is important for people with diabetes to have an annual flu jab and especially so this winter as the pressure on the NHS is so high and the risks of flu on top of coronavirus are so great. We offered to help with the campaign which our NHS colleagues were planning, in addition to promoting our own internal flu jab messages across the capital.”
Our joint message is that if you have diabetes, it's more important than ever to protect yourself from the flu by getting your free flu vaccine. You can get in touch with your GP or pharmacist, or get more information from the NHS online.