Singapore Airlines to have fully vaccinated crew to avoid cabin staff becoming infected with flu

Singapore Airlines is planning for a flight crew that will be fully vaccinated to help avoid infection of flu virus. The plan is to plan for the possibility of workers becoming infected.

According to company officials, a seasoned physician will take over the crew’s flight crew protocol if the plan is confirmed to protect crew members from becoming infected with influenza.

The plan also calls for up to 200 crew members, 90 percent of whom will have been vaccinated, to get the Narcan nasal spray during an emergency that can potentially require Narcan to protect them from becoming infected. Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is a nasal spray which can be used to treat people who have suffered an overdose of opiates.

“These measures have been identified by the airline’s own research team on its own as a best practice in preventative medicine,” the health officials told the Straits Times.

The airline also plans to train its pilots and flight attendants on Narcan and how to administer it, so that they know how to use it in the event of an emergency on board.

The plan has been inspired by the airline’s cabin crew since just before the SARS outbreak in 2003 when it became apparent that a large portion of the crew hadn’t received the influenza vaccination. At the time, only about 40 percent of the flight crew had received the full flu vaccine.

Under the program, the airline will also train passengers to administer Narcan to crewmembers.

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