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LTB437/20 Royal Mail Group - 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer

08 Sep 2020, 08:32

LTB437/20 Royal Mail Group – 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer
No. 437/2020
7 September 2020
Our Ref: E1/20
To: All Branches

Dear Colleagues,

Royal Mail Group – 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer

Discussions have taken place on the above and Royal Mail Group has agreed there will be a 2020 ‘Free Flu Voucher Offer’ this year to all employees.

This year, redeemable Lloyds Pharmacy Flu Vouchers together with a covering ‘joint’ letter will be sent directly to all employees’ homes, along with guidance which will be backed up by re-printable vouchers available in the workplace if required.

New recruits and Agency staff will again be included in the ‘Free Flu Jab’ scheme this year.

Any member who lives 15 miles or over from a Lloyds Pharmacy can use an alternative pharmacy/chemist shop company which is more conveniently located to obtain their flu jab and they will be reimbursed on provision of a receipt, paid via T&S. Prior authorisation from their manager is required.

The Flu Voucher Scheme will be launched week commencing 28 September when the Vouchers will be mailed out. The Vouchers will be redeemable from 1st October 2020 to 31st December 2020 and a Lloyds Pharmacy appointment booking portal will be available (details to be confirmed).

There will be a multi-media communication and promotion campaign launched promoting the ‘Free Flu Voucher’ scheme through Royal Mail and the Trade Unions raising awareness of the scheme and encouraging take-up.

The Royal Mail Group communications campaign is planned to begin this week when the attached ‘heads up’ communication will be released on the Royal Mail Group internal intranet and on the ‘myroyalmail.com’ website. A copy is attached.

Communications will be aligned to the Government Flu Jab scheme for this year and include information for additional ‘at risk’ members of the population and age groups who will receive the vaccination free via the NHS.

The home mailing of the Flu Vouchers this year is a further improvement in the scheme and hopefully this will encourage a greater take-up especially following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Further details will be issued in due course.


Yours sincerely

Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer Carl Maden
CWU Assistant Secretary (Acting) PTCS Department

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LTB437/20 Royal Mail Group - 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer

17 Sep 2020, 14:42

Going to put this up to avoid silly conspiracy theories that seem to be the in thing.


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinati ... e-effects/

Flu vaccine side effects
After the flu vaccination, you may get a mild high temperature and slight muscle aches for a day or so.

Some people may have a sore arm after vaccination. For example, if you're aged 65 or over and having the adjuvanted flu vaccine.

Try these tips to ease the discomfort:

continue to move your arm regularly; do not let it get stiff
take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen; some people, including pregnant women, should not take ibuprofen unless a doctor recommends it
Do not give aspirin to children under 16.

You cannot catch flu from the flu vaccine
The injected flu vaccine cannot cause flu because there are no active viruses in the vaccine.

If you have what you think is flu after vaccination, it may be that you have caught a flu-like virus that's not really flu, or you may have caught flu before your flu vaccination had taken effect.


Find out more about how the flu vaccine works.

Allergic reactions to the flu vaccine
It's very rare for anyone to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a vaccination. If this does happen, it usually happens within minutes.

The person who vaccinates you or your child will be trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.

With prompt treatment, you or your child will make a good recovery.

Find out how to report a vaccine side effect to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) through the Yellow Card Scheme

LTB437/20 Royal Mail Group - 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer

19 Sep 2020, 20:55

Here is the certification of the flu vaccine https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/u ... 0-2021.pdf .

LTB437/20 Royal Mail Group - 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer

20 Sep 2020, 18:40

Here is a list of the strains of the flu virus https://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/ ... _north/en/

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