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    Hi,

    Anyone got or not got a flu jab for placement?

    I'm a therapeutic radiography student so care for immuno-suppressed patients on placement, but the Trust won't pay for the flu jab as we are not their employees. I understand some Trusts will.

    Anyone know of any details on if/how the Department of Health or whoever is pressuring Trusts to cover it?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by morning_glory)
    Hi,

    Anyone got or not got a flu jab for placement?

    I'm a therapeutic radiography student so care for immuno-suppressed patients on placement, but the Trust won't pay for the flu jab as we are not their employees. I understand some Trusts will.

    Anyone know of any details on if/how the Department of Health or whoever is pressuring Trusts to cover it?

    Thanks
    It's a bit strange that your placement trust won't vaccinate you for flu when they get financial incentives to ensure good uptake (but this may be as you're technically not on their books as an employee). In the end, like you said, you're caring for vulnerable immunosuppressed patients in your area of practice, it's in your patient's best interests that uptake in your department is as high as possible. Maybe escalate it to the manager in your department using this as a rationale?

    It might also be worthwhile speaking to your university's occy health department and see if they are able to arrange this for you.
 
 
 
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